23 July 2010

The Problem with the World

Have you heard this? I've come across it a few times in various books etc and it's just too good. Tuck this one away.

In the early 1900s the London Times invited a small number of nationally respected authors, including G. K. Chesterton, to weigh in on the question, 'What's wrong with the world?' The result was a series of essays pontificating on who is to blame for the then-current state of the world. Chesterton's contribution was delightfully profound.
Dear Sirs:

I am.

Sincerely yours,
G. K. Chesterton


Jude St.John said...

I have seen that before; beauty. Chesterton is one of the most quotable Christian writers. For an introduction to the man and his ideas, I would recommend Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton by Dale Ahlquist.

Dane Ortlund said...

Thanks for the recomm Jude.