Chesterton on Lent #4

“My name is Lazarus and I live.”

-G.K. Chesterton (“The Convert”)

Today's Reflection After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And I came out where the old road shone white. I walked the ways and heard what all men said, Forests of tongues, like autumn leaves unshed, Being not unlovable but strange and light; Old riddles and new creeds, not in despite But softly, as men smile about the dead

The sages have a hundred maps to give That trace their crawling cosmos like a tree, They rattle reason out through many a sieve That stores the sand and lets the gold go free: And all these things are less than dust to me Because my name is Lazarus and I live.

O Lord My God, I love you so much! Help me love you more, and convert my heart ever more towards you and Your Beautiful Words, so that one day I may see you face to face in Heaven. O teach me to love you more and more! Amen.


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