A Choice

We all have heard the hypothetical question, “If you could pick one person, dead or alive, to sit and talk with on a park bench for an hour, who would it be?

Well, from the first time I was ever asked that question, the answer has always been the same. . .  G. K. Chesterton.

Thank you to Kurt over at CulturalOffering.com for the reminder of GK dying on this day in 1936. and  for the reference that follows:

A few weeks before his death G. K. Chesterton was for some time in a deep quiet of thought, heedless of what and who were around him. Suddenly he said as if speaking to himself, and therefore to the world, “The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness. And everyone must choose his side.”

Fr. Vincent McNabb, O.P.

Choose wisely.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to A Choice

  1. “Orthodoxy” was my first encounter with Chesterton. I gotta say, easily one of the finest books I’ve read. Chesterton can simultaneously be incredibly humorous and impactful.

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  2. Joe says:

    My answer to that question tends to be Chesterton too, but now I’m wondering whether since his writing is so prolific, maybe my time would be better spent with a more unknown author, like Tolkien.

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