What men of the people have over the learned

Another great quote from G.K. Chesterton, again talking about what ordinary, men of the people have over the wise, learned and sophisticated: a greater sense of reality.

“Men of the people, like the shepherds, men of the popular tradition, had everywhere been the makers of the mythologies. It was they who had felt most directly, with least check or chill from philosophy or the corrupt cults of civilisation, the need we have already considered; the images that were adventures of the imagination; the mythology that was a sort of search; the tempting and tantalising hints of something half-human in nature; the dumb significance of seasons and special places. They had best understood that the soul of a landscape is a story and the soul of a story is a personality.”

– G. K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

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About Chris Gensheer

Husband and father of four, living in Mansfield, TX, serving as Lead Pastor of Christ Church Mansfield. Connect with us at www.christchurchmansfield.com I also provide research and social media consulting work for other pastors, churches, and ministry leaders. Contact me at gensheer@mac.com for more.

2 thoughts on “What men of the people have over the learned

  1. Yes and proud and happy of it! I’m also thankful for the marvels of technology that let me copy, paste and schedule posts so that I can be a husband and father without also needing to blog and share at the same time!

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