Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wise Words...

"...how much happier you would be if you only knew that people cared nothing about you! How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it; if you could really look at other men with common curiosity and pleasure; if you could see them walking as they are in their sunny selfishness and their virile indifference! You would begin to be interested in them, because they were not interested in you. You would break out of this tiny and tawdry theatre in which your own little plot is always being played, and you would find yourself under a freer sky, in a street full of splendid strangers."    -- G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy

I was a little too caught up in my "own little plot" today, and this whopped me upside the head when I read it. I could use a "freer sky" and a "street full of splendid strangers"... The hard part is trusting that making myself smaller will yield such goodness.

Living by faith is a lot different than I thought...

1 comment:

Kelly said...

This was so good for me to read. Amen!

About Me

Needing an outlet for various thoughts rattling in my head, I've created two blogs -- One about my real life (leslieisverbose.blogspot.com) and one where I can vent. (leslievents.blogspot.com)