G.K. Chesterton: Hand of a child

I doubt if anyone of any tenderness or imagination can see the hand of a child and not be a little frightened of it. It is awful to think of the essential human energy moving so tiny a thing; it is like imagining that human nature could live in the wing of a butterfly or the leaf of a tree. When we look upon lives so human and yet so small, we feel the same kind of obligation to these creatures that [God] might feel.

G.K. Chesterton, In Defense of Baby Worship from The Defendant 1903

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: