5. So, in beholding the glory of the Trinity in creation, man must contemplate, sing and rediscover wonder. In contemporary society people become indifferent "not for lack of wonders, but for lack of wonder" (G. K. Chesterton).
The quote is from Chesterton's book Tremendous Trifles (1909). The actual quote is:
The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.
I've seen Pope Benedict XVI quote and praise GKC, and Pope John Paul I even write a "letter" to him (though, needless to say, Chesterton had long been dead at the time; the "letter" was only used as a literary form). And, of course, on the occasion of Chesterton's death, Pope Pius XI had given him the title "Defender of the Faith" (one of only 3 people, and the first in around 400 years, to receive such a title from a Pope, if I remember correctly). But this is the first time I knew that Pope John Paul II had ever quoted him. :-)