Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim

Yancy, Philip

Zondervan, 2009

p. 31

K. Chesterton used to ponder the problem of pleasure. “He found materialism too thin to account for the sense of wonder and delight that sometimes marks the world, a sense that gives an almost magical dimension to such simple human acts as sex, and childbirth, and artistic creation. Not everyone will accept the Christian philosophy of pleasure as a gift best enjoyed within the bounds of the Creator’s intent.  Some skeptics will scoff at any insistence on moderation.  For these skeptics, I have a few simple questions.  Why is eating fun?  Why are there colors?  I’m still waiting for a good explanation that does not include the word God.”