I am loving Chesterton quotes! G. K. Chesterton seems like a no nonsense guy, but that's just my first impression of him. I love the way he plainly states the obvious.
I have started reading my first Chesterton book on my Kindle. It's called Orthodoxy. Why Orthodoxy? Because it was free on Amazon at Christmastime when I got my Kindle! I wasn't sure where to start with Chesterton, and starting with a free book sounded right up my isle.
I have to admit I have a newfound love of reading. Unfortunately I did not enjoy reading growing up. So I am not sure if that explains the difficulty I am having with Orthodoxy. I love the book, and I love reading Chesterton. But this first Chesterton book of mine seems to be a bit...rambling. I am in the middle of the book and it seems like it is just starting to make sense and get good. I can only read through about ten pages at a time, and I go back and re-read passages to help them sink in.
I ran across a wonderful quote from Chesterton today (not from the book I am reading, but from Fallible Blogma): “The difficulty of explaining ‘why I am a Catholic’ is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.” – G. K. Chesterton
Yep, love it! It sums up why my mouth is left hanging open and speechless when I get the question, "Why the Catholic Church?"
peace be with you today!