Wednesday, 27 July 2005

echoing Chesterton

In The Times correspondence on, “What is wrong with the world today?” G. K. Chesterton famously contributed: “Dear Sir, I am. Yours faithfully, G. K. Chesterton.”

It is easy to spot the faults and failings of the Church, or one's Denomination, or church. It is easy to know how Things Should Be; it is easy to be discontent with the state of things. But in answer to the question, "What's wrong with the/our church?", I've been convicted that it's far more a case of, "I am". Self-righteousness so easily lurks hideously beneath a veneer of passion for God's glory. ... Matt 6.12.

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