Last Monday night we became better acquainted with G.K. Chesterton. Bishop Barron once described him as “a fine champagne: intoxicating, sparkling, and rare.” He was baptized Anglican and became Catholic at age 48, believing that Christianity would set right what was wrong with the world. He was a large man who attracted many of the literary giants of the day who became friends, even though he didn’t agree with them about much. Even when discussing very important topics his writings often contained humor such as:

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are the same people. ‘

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”

He was a great writer and a staunch supporter of Catholicism. I think I need to read more.

Ginny Smithberg