One complaint I've heard in the last few weeks is that these Chesterton meetings are great, and help you feel like you've got some kindred spirits out there, and it's great talking to people, but then you leave. How do you take what you've learned and live like a Chestertonian?
One thing I've come to believe more and more about Chesterton himself is that he chose the way he wanted to live: cheerfully, lightly, bucking the tide, but humorously. Humility played a huge part. It is, as he said, easy to be heavy, hard to be light.
When someone gets heavy on you and starts saying they disagree with you and get kind of huffy and angry, how can you keep things light without them thinking you're making a joke of the situation? How can you get them to "turn off" the heaviness and get back to a place where you are having a conversation again, instead of a disagreement?