February 15, 2015 · 4:00 pm
“Happiness is not to be found by dancing after any heathen god of love. Happiness is found by looking up to where a more terrible but a more tender God of love hangs, not on Olympus but on Calvary.”
–G.K. Chesterton, “Chaucer: The Garden of Romance,” in The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton (San Francisco: St. Ignatius Press, 1991), 18: 264.
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A timeless quote, a much needed reminder in these days. Christians need to be equipped to articulate the difference between the world’s definition of love and God’s. https://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/love-basics-heresies-divorce-homosexuality-church/
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