“Abundant Vitality”

I remember my friend once shared this beautiful passage from G.K. Chesterton:

“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 (they are) 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 God has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our (Creator) is younger than we.”

There is nothing I can add to this other than the question I am reflecting on:

Where do we need to rediscover a childlike, “abundant vitality” in our lives again?

(N.B the words in brackets are my editions to make the language more inclusive.)

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