Is Anyone Unloveable? Unpardonable? Unbelievable?

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton was an English writer (1874-1936), philosopher, lay Christian theologian and poet among other things. He has been called the “prince of paradox’ – in that he was fond of making statements that contradicted themselves – yet may be true. I believe that this quote is one of his paradoxes. Whether it is true or not, its value lies in the fact that it provokes critical thought. Chesterton is defining what it is to love, to forgive, to believe, and to hope. Each of the four definitions is a paradox unto itself. Continue reading “Is Anyone Unloveable? Unpardonable? Unbelievable?”

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