Thursday, October 28, 2010


You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. 
--G.K. Chesterton


  1. Wonderful! By saying grace before we do things (everything really), we stay connected to our Lord. It is the beginning of the concept of praying without ceasing.

  2. This is wonderful. That Chesterton, he'll be canonized someday, I'm sure. A wonderful example for ordinary (cigar-smoking) Catholics!

  3. I love that word, "grace", especially as a say it before everything is certainly an admirable quality!