Humility – Where Has It Moved? (Chesterton)

 This one is worth reading aloud - a few times. "What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place.  Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition.  Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be.  A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about… Continue reading Humility – Where Has It Moved? (Chesterton)

Chesterton on Riches, Needles, and Camels

  "Only the Christian Church can offer any rational objection to a complete confidence in the rich.  For she has maintained from the beginning that the danger was not in man's environment, but in man.  Further, she has maintained that if we come to talk of a dangerous environment, the most dangerous environment of all… Continue reading Chesterton on Riches, Needles, and Camels

The god Within

Many of you may have heard it, but reading through Chesterton's Orthodoxy today I ran across his great stuff on the terrors of "inner" religion or spirituality.  He first recounts something he read in a Christian journal:  "...Christianity when stripped of its armour of dogma...turned out to be nothing but the Quaker doctrine of the… Continue reading The god Within