Patricia Hofer

GK Chesterton & Mystery

I’m reading GK Chesterton’s Orthodoxy for the first time. On the one hand I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to get to it. On the other hand, I’m glad I waited until I had gotten to everything else first!

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 Christ operates. Or maybe it is more accurate to say that the Lord’s “swerving” found me… Oh the wonder of it!

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