Tuesday, January 08, 2008

How God Knows Each one of us- words from Chesterton: By Rocco De Leo

I came across this poem on a recent catholic podcast- Chesterton certainly had a way with words. This work shows the great power of God over all things living and not, as well as the glory of God in EVERYTHING, as everything is here...and there...to serve GOD. I particularly like the image of God making every daisy separately. Is this unlike how he makes each one of us? Think about that. God could simply put us through an assembly line production, but he doesn't. He loves each one of us. When Jesus died on the cross, he did not just do it for human kind, he did it for ME...and YOU...and your Aunt, your Uncle, and everyone else each separately. Think about what that means. Remember the vast power of God, and remember that he is OUTSIDE of time. He is and knows all that was, is, and will be. So when he was on the cross, he knew you...he loved you...and he died for you. Here's the poem:

A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. 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’; until [the grown-up] is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is… 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… Heaven may encore the bird who laid an egg. - G.K. Chesterton

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