“Goodness remained good”

The modern instinct is that if the heart of man is evil, there is nothing that remains good. But the older feeling was that if the heart of man was ever so evil, there was something that remained good—goodness remained good. An actual avenging virtue existed outside the human race; to that men rose, or from that men fell away.

— All Things Considered (1908).

Published in: on July 8, 2015 at 5:13 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. “An actual avenging virtue existed outside the human race; to that men rose, or from that men fell away.”
    Truth. We’re pursued by the relentless, avenging, virtuous good of God.

  2. […] G.K. Chesterton, “All Things Considered”, courtesy of the Hebdomarian at https://chesterton.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/goodness-remained-good/ […]

  3. Reposting this at my personal site (mostly my own private quote list) at https://www.stephencamp.net/?p=86. I’ve done so with a couple of other selections you posted, and have credited you on my own site where I’ve done so.

    Thanks again for doing this! I always enjoy my weekly dose of Chesterton!

  4. Glad to be of service!


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