G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton on Desiring Less

Today's Worship Quote of the Week is a single verse and a short quote. Remember that one of the meanings of our word "worship" centers on the value or "worth" that we show for people or things or God.

From Jesus' teaching (the Sermon on the Mount): "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Matthew 6:24 (NIV)

And from the pen of G. K. Chesterton: "There are two ways to get enough; one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less."


How does this translate into our worship life as Christians? If thoughts of material things command the greater part of our attention and energy, can we really be serving and worshiping the Master as we should? I find that as I ascribe worth and honor to our loving and sovereign God, he allows me to desire less of the distractions, less of the other gods. But the struggle for the throne continues.

Have a great week!

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Chesterton on Gratitude

I do not, in my personal capacity, believe that a baby gets his best physical food by sucking his thumb; nor that a man gets his best moral food by sucking his soul, and denying its dependence on God or other good things. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
— G.K. Chesterton
A Short History of England
By G. K. Chesterton

Chip's Thoughts:

Today’s WORSHIP QUOTE is chosen to help us remember that gratitude and thanksgiving must be directed towards the giver. English essayist G. K. Chesterton points at the absurdity of only "looking within" for meaning and significance.

Chip Stam