”Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.” That’s the most difficult G. K. Chesterton quote to understand & equally most freeing for me. Angels do not suffer from insecurities because they are ‘drunk’ of God’s love & the less self-absorbed they become. No fault is overly magnified nor is there any need for ‘vain’ or at times ‘obsessive fixation’ towards individuality. Their life is no longer about ‘them’ but God which only stretches their existence & therefore “freedom” all the more.
It is Divinity’s irony.
Although I do agree with Fr. Barron, that it is actually the other way around. We mortals are the ones ‘abstract’ due to our sins, and askewed our way of seeing things while the ways of the Divine (ironic as they may seem) is the True way. Afterall, isn’t that the whole point of why Jesus preached and taught and acted on with the Gospels? To announce and to build the Kingdom of God in the hearts of men.