Quote of the Day: The riddles of God


“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man” – G. K. Chesterton

A profound quote from the great G.K.! And it’s absolutely true very simply because we were made for God. Our deepest desire is for God, whether we realize it or not. So time spent trying to satisfy that desire with the “solutions of man” is time wasted.

As Matthew Kelly says, “you can never get enough of what you don’t really need.”

In the end, the solutions of man will never be enough because we don’t truly need them. They can prolong our earthly life.  They can often fill our lives with pleasure while we’re here. But it all has a limit. It will all end.

Eventually we will all die.  The Sun will burn out.  The universe will expand or collapse into total darkness.

Sounds dreary. But not at all for the Christian. Not when you have real hope.  And that hope can only be found in the “limitless” one.  In the one that transcends time and space.  In the one that created life.  For He is the only one that can sustain it.

That’s why this mystery is quite literally infinitely more satisfying than any “solutions of man.”

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L April 28, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Me gusta!

Suzanne April 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Amen, and Thank You, words of Truth are like honey. To thirst for Him like a desert for a river, and in the everyday tremble on an atomic level in the constant waltz of His embracing Love. To delight in expectation that I may kiss His face forever. The child’s heart dances before the Altar of God. No matter what happens around us, and what we must endure, He is our quenching satisfaction to full, and may our cups then runneth over onto all, that each soul may know the peace, of Truth, which is God.

Annette April 29, 2009 at 8:15 am

I have been in a quandry for the past day. The timing of this e-mail blog was so perfect! I have been feeling anxious over a family situation allowing it to press heavy on my heart. I was thinking that my solutions or ways were the end all in a particular life situation…and I am not. I am not the sun, nor the moon, therefore I am not all seeing and all knowing. Only our Lord knows and as He has said, “I am the Way, Truth…” and “My ways are not your ways”. Thank God, His ways are not our ways! Where would humanity be if that were the case?

After reading this blog entry, it has settled my own heart and soul in the Providence of the One who has ordained all things into being. The end result will be His to bring about into fruition…not good ol’me….yes, Him! Our most beautiful Dad..and mom, of course!

Allie April 29, 2009 at 11:49 am

Your post today hit home.
There was a time when I went seeking solutions of my own, as I didn’t realize what it was that I need. Now I know. I love words, but THE Word puts all other words to shame. There was the Word… the word was with God… and the Word was God.

Thank you for sharing your words, Matthew.

Dominus Vobiscum.

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