Archive for October, 2013

On Joy

As Chesterton suggests, it is joy not because we are in the right place, but because we are in the wrong place. We were lost, but Someone has found us and is leading us home. It is joy not because we are alright — we are not — but because Someone can put us right. Christian joy comes from facing up to the one really sad fact of life, which is sin; and countering it with a joyful fact that is even realer and stronger than sin: God’s love and mercy.

–Monsignor Cormac Burke, Authority and Freedom in the Church.


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Greetings, Bay Area Chestertonians!

We will meet up on the first Wednesday of the month, November 6th, at 7:00 PM at Country Gourmet in Sunnyvale.  We will be reading and discussing The Secret of a Train and The Perfect Game, the third and fourth essays from G. K. Chesterton’s collection Tremendous Trifles.

Normally we meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Country Gourmet. New members are always welcome, with no need to call or RSVP in advance.  Reading the selection ahead of time, and bringing a copy with you are helpful, but not required.

Attendees are asked to contribute $1 in monthly dues, which are being saved to bring in a speaker.  If you’ve never eaten at Country Gourmet before, be aware that you place your order up at the front counter, and the staff will bring your food to your table.  So please step up and order upon arrival, then join us at the table.

If you’re feeling especially ambitious, bring along your favorite Chesterton quote or passage to share!

Please join us!  We’d love to meet you!

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