God in the Quad

There was a young man who said, “God
Must think it exceedingly odd
If he finds that this tree
Continues to be
When there’s no one about in the Quad.”

REPLY
Dear Sir:
Your astonishment’s odd:
I am always about in the Quad.
And that’s why the tree
Will continue to be,
Since observed by
Yours faithfully,
GOD.

– Ronald Knox

http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/dbanach/God%20in%20the%20Quad.htm

One thought on “God in the Quad

  1. Haha – it’s years since I’ve seen this quoted. It’s a bit of posh philosophy, I suppose, in the end: “the quad” smacks of public school, Billy Bunter and Oxbridge. We didn’t have a quad at Bounds Green Secondary Modern. We did have RI lessons, but Miss King (she was a bit of a fundy – she took me to hear BIlly Graham!) didn’t quote this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About Mark