Do It Again!

I just emptied out my dishwasher for probably the 1 millionth time in my life. No it has to be about the 2 millionth time! I also have had a week of nothing but meetings and conversations that could leave me wondering if all I ever do is talk. There is so much that is repetitive and mundane about life that it’s tempting to think it doesn’t really add up to all that much. But then I’m reminded of my favorite passage from G.K Chesterton, in his dense work Orthodoxy:

Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. – G.K. Chesterton

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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