“God’s way of appreciating things is… like that of a child” (from First Thoughts)

09 Dec

After talking the other day about how much children appreciate ritual, I come across this from First Thing’s Joe Carter (who is proving to be a great source of material for this blog).

He posts the following:

Richard Mouw on a theology of cuteness:

G. K. Chesterton offers a possible clue to explore in one of his chapters in Orthodoxy. He suggests that God’s way of appreciating things is less like that of an adult human and more like that of a child. Children love repetition, he observes. A favorite childish refrain is “Do it again!” A little kid can enjoy the 20th reading of a favorite story or poem as much as she enjoyed the first. God too enjoys repetition, says Chesterton. Every morning God says to the sun and to the hawk and to the whale, “Do it again!”–and God takes delight in what he sees.

Read more of what Carter quoted here:  A Theology of Cuteness

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