Daily Quotation – Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Christianity, even enormous as was its revolution, did not alter this ancient and savage sanctity; it merely reversed it. It did not deny the trinity of father, mother, and child. It merely read it backwards, making it run child, mother, father. This it called, not the family, but the Holy Family, for many things are made holy by being turned upside down.

- G.K. Chesterton

“On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family,” Heretics