Patricia Hofer

Embrace the invisible “swerve” of Christ

I don’t agree with all of GK Chesterton’s Orthodoxy. But I love this: “The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite. Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians… It is this silent swerving from accuracy by an inch that is the uncanny element in everything” (60-61).
And it is in this “swerving” that I found Christ—more likely Christ found me. We get ourselves into trouble when we try to make our religious believing rational and logical and reasonable.

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