Saturday, January 10, 2009

What's Wrong with the World?

I just read this on Tim Challies' blog, and it is so right on that I wanted to share it with you all.

"You know the oft-told story, I am sure. G.K. Chesterton, along with other prominent authors of his day, was asked by The Times to answer this question: 'What's Wrong with the World?' His answer was beautiful in its simplicity and brilliant in its profundity.

Dear Sirs,

I am.

Sincerely yours,

G. K. Chesterton"

p.s. I'm grateful that a relatively new friend sought me out today for lunch. I had thought about asking her but figured she was busy getting ready for the party and just didn't. We've spent a lot of time together in groups, but I connect best one-on-one so it was great to have that opportunity today.


Isabella said...

This reminds me of my pastor's sermon last week. He said that when people point out hypocritical behavior among Christians, that he replys, I am not asking you to accept your friend as your Lord and Savior; I am asking you to accept Jesus who is always true and right. He also said that our repentance speaks more to our non-Christian friends than our attempted "perfection". Your post reminded me of his impactful words.

Kyla Bea said...

Amazing quote. That made me smile.

Lib said...

This is one of my favorites, AJ. Thanks for posting it. I fell in love with Chesterton after reading this about 8 years ago.

Hope you had a good, restful weekend.


Rachel said...

The beginnings of new friendships are as exciting for me as the beginning of new relationships.

I've never seen that quote before. It's wonderful.

Ys said...

New friends are so much fun :) I'm exactly like you: I'm much better in a one-on-one situation.

Jamie said...

That's a great quote. I needed it to end the day, today. Thanks!

Cat_Chaser said...

Inspiring quote!

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