“I am” by G.K. Chesterton

“When a newspaper posed the question, ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’ the Catholic thinker G. K. Chesterton reputedly wrote a brief letter in response:

‘Dear Sirs:

I am.

Sincerely Yours,

G. K. Chesterton.’

That is the attitude of someone who has grasped the message of Jesus.”

–Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God (New York: Dutton, 2008), 46.


Filed under Christian Theology, G.K. Chesterton, Quotable Quotes, Worldview

8 responses to ““I am” by G.K. Chesterton

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  2. Chesterton’s remains one of the great op-eds.


  3. jonocingram

    Love this story about Chesterton. Love the quote. Love Keller’s book. Quoting this one in my sermon this week. Thanks for the post



  4. The #Vatican picks up on #Chesterton sermon given at an Old Rite Mass; http://bit.ly/SgAiR2


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  6. Ganjiki

    I love this story. But I’m curious as to the actuality of it. Other sources can’t seem to verify it. I’d be delighted to discover that GKC actually wrote the letter to an actually newspaper with those contents.


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