Sunday, December 10, 2017

Quote for the day: Second Sunday of Advent

"The exciting quality of Christmas rests on an ancient and admitted paradox...that the power and centre of the whole universe may be found in some seemingly small matter, that the stars in their courses may move like a moving wheel round the neglected outhouse of an inn...And it is extraordinary to notice how completely this feeling of the paradox of the manger was lost by the brilliant and ingenious theologians, and how completely it was kept in the Christmas carols." ~~ G.K. Chesterton, "The Christmas Ballads," reprinted in The Spirit of Christmas 


Dawn said...

Hey! I started Chesterton's Spirit of Christmas last year and am finishing it up this year! I can't believe it has taken me so long to discover this wonderful treasure!

Mama Squirrel said...

It is a new book for me too!