Saturday, February 8, 2014

Weekends With Chesterton: Act of Defending

       Since Willa is busy packing and preparing to leave on a big deal vacation....Walt Disney World!......I will post our contribution to Weekends With Chesterton for the next two weekends.....
     The list of Chesterton Books that I have read is woefully blank.  I keep meaning to read GKC.....but there are so.darn.many.books.  I can only read so much.  I had planned to follow those GKC lectures that Willa was following.......and then I found out that she was following them!  I have yet to start.  Maybe someday.
      Then when Sarah began the Weekends With Chesterton, I though I would do that, get more involved and read some.....but I became severely ill on the first weekend and have just barely recovered. And I lost any momentum I thought that I might have......
      Anyway, that is my background.  In spite of not having read his works......I have been exposed to much GKC and I have many favorite quotes.
     The quote below is one of my favorites.  I am always in such awe that what he wrote about in the so applicable to our present.
“The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues  
has today all the exhilaration of a vice.”
from A Defense of Humilities, The Defendant, 1901


  1. Love your quote Chari, and every time I pick up Chesterton, I keep thinking the same thing. He was a man of yesterday meant for today.

    xxoo And we'll forgive Willa for heading to the Happiest Place on Earth ;-)

    1. SECOND Happiest Place on Earth! ;) Disneyland gets first access to that title.... ;)

      I am soooooooo jealous of her :)

      Even though I have not read much besides quotes or excerpts.....I wholeheartedly agree!

      Thanks for coming by, Meredith!

      God bless!

  2. That is an awesome quote...and so very, very true today.

    1. Exactly my thoughts when I saw it going around Facebook last fall......

  3. Okay, but see- this is what I love about Chesterton! :) We can read the teensiest tiniest thing and have fodder for good thinking all week long! Sometimes I get to reading actually very little of Chesterton, but I do seem to have lots of Chestertonian wisdom to mull over. I'm glad you're linking up even though Willa is gone (I'm green with envy!).

    1. And that is why I am thinking......maybe I would just open something and read a few lines a week. When I saw that you were starting this link-up.....I downloaded all of the free GKC to my kindle app.

      Should not be too hard to get started..........but it is. I wonder if I will get to tomorrow.......I work both days this weekend.


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