Exult in Monotony!

I have always loved this insightful quote by Chesterton….

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”

— G.K. Chesterton

2 thoughts on “Exult in Monotony!

  1. Was just perusing Miscellanies and realized that Tony had posted this same quote on the 17th. I had read this originally in the preface of a children’s book and loved it instantly. Wound up using it to close out a Sunday School class I taught this pass Sunday which dealt with some of the child-like attributes of God.

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