Friday, September 16, 2011
One commenter there cited a G.K. Chesterton quote from the book Orthodoxy–which I read many years ago–that startled me in its precience.Have you ever thought about the fact that prophetic gift is not the sort of mumbo-jumbo we so often associate it with, but is instead born of study, vision, understanding and reason. Certainly that was the case with Chesterton.
It makes me consider how often the supernatural touched us in the most natural of ways.
Are we open to it, or do we work to squelch it? Why do we fear it? Why do we seek naturalistic understanding for things that are clearly of God?
The answer, of course, is straightforward. If we acknowledge it is of God, we would have to change and nothing is more terrifying than that.
And yet nothing could have a better result.