Friday, August 25, 2006

why i like chesterton (pt 4)

on marriage

One of the mysteries of Marriage (which must be a sacrament and an extraordinary one too) is that a man evidently useless like me can yet become at certain instants indispensable. And the further oddity (which I invite you to explain on mystical grounds) is that he never feels so small as when he knows that he is necessary.
--from a letter written to Father O'Connor during Frances' depression and illness, 1909

He is not alone in this...


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