Orthodoxy, Chapter 5

Please remember that tonight we will be gathering to discuss Chapter 5 of Orthodoxy, “The Flag of the World” and what it means to love the world – neither optimistically nor pessimistically but truly. If you haven’t finished the chapter, or if you’re not quite sure of Chesterton’s points, please come anyway for the fellowship, discussion, and prayer. Dinner tonight is at 6. The menu is homemade chicken noodle soup with gourmet grilled cheese. Hope to see you here.

I had found this hole in the world: the fact that one must somehow find a way of loving the world without trusting it; somehow one must love the world without being worldly. I found this projecting feature of Christian theology, like a sort of hard spike, the dogmatic insistence that God was personal, and had made a world separate from himself. This spike of dogma fitted exactly into the hole in the world.

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