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    • POEM: The Sword Of Suprise by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (12/30/2007 7:24:00 AM)

      GK Chesterton was a prodigously thoughtful man who searched for the truth about Man and God, decided that with God's help he was to become the best man he was created to be, and became a straight-speaking herald to any who would hear him. He wrote literally millions of words, I think, mostly prose, which reveal his intellect. But his poems reveal his soul and his theology. Sadly, they are difficult to find, even on the internet. I have been searching for one which characterizes our search for God as children searching in a night of darkness, snow, and rain, with 'voices low and lanterns lit. The way it is so very plain that we man stray from it....' And God sends His Son on that night of Christmas, and 'Laughter roars like a lion' to the resounding plain, and the whole world shouts and shakes' as God Himself is born again... And we are little children, walking through the snow and rain...'