Listening to G.K. Chesterton's New Jerusalem (1921) in audio format on the web this morning, I came upon a unexpected rainbow as a gift from God. As the 'Prophet of Common Sense' entered the Promised Land from the barren and forbidding desert, the rainbow he described provided me a stark reminder that its arching light-filled vault is key to the battle against the "culture of death."
"I began to realise more clearly where I was; and to know that the garden in the desert that had bloomed so suddenly about me had borne for many desert wanderers the name of the promised land. As the rocks rose higher and higher on every side, and hung over us like terrible and tangible clouds, I saw in the dim grass of the slopes below them something I had never seen before. It was a rainbow fallen upon the earth, with no part of it against the sky, but only the grasses and the flowers shining through its fine shades of fiery colour.
"Our hearts are restless, O Lord, until they rest in thee."
– St. Augustine
Yes, G.K Chesterton is a modern prophet
we would all do well to listen to
during this dark hour for Christendom.
Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT
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