Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fr. Reesman, The Tavern, and GKChesterton

Belling has formally promoted Fr. Nathan Reesman to "pastor" of St. Mary's/Elm Grove during his afternoon talk show. Nice of him, and one hopes that Fr. Pakenham doesn't notice.

Fr. Reesman is running an informal catechetics session in a local tavern, which met the approval of most callers and of Belling. Nice of him.

None of the callers, nor Belling, got to the core of the issue, but Chesterton did.

Comradeship and serious joy are not interludes in our travel; but . . .rather our travels are interludes in comradeship and joy, which through God shall endure for ever. The inn does not point to the road; the road points to the inn. And all roads point at last to an ultimate inn, where we shall meet Dickens and all his characters; and when we drink again it shall be from the great flagons in the tavern at the end of the world.

GKC understood catechetics; more, he understood life.

1 comment:

xxxxxx said...

Of course, camaraderie is so sorely lacking today.
But even if one were to meet with fellow Catholics it wouldn't mean that they have a clue about Catholic teaching...and the ones that do tend to shun taverns!