Friday, November 27, 2015

A Voice from the Past - Chesterton

Fourth, that the proper form of thanks to it is some form of humility and restraint: we should thank God for beer and Burgundy by not drinking too much of them.

G. K. Chesterton,1874-1936, Orthodoxy, IV. The Ethics of Elfland, (Dover Publications, 2004, p. 57)

Is one of the proper responses of thankfulness some degree of restraint? How far should this be taken?

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