A Conversation About Miracles

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Lady With An Open Book, Oil on Canvas by Anton Faistauer (Austrian, 1887-1930)

Connections in my reading last week from two brilliant minds separated by almost two millenia.

Plutarch in his Life of Alexander

So miserable a thing is incredulity and contempt of divine power on the one hand, and so miserable, also, superstition on the other, which . . . fills the mind with slavish fears and follies.

chestertonChesterton in The Man Who Was Thursday

The first was the old fear that any miracle might happen, the second the more hopeless modern fear that no miracle ever can happen.

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