A Brick in the Valley

Pastors: Uncover the Strangeness of Truth
March 12, 2008, 9:01 am
Filed under: Preaching, Quotes

As Chesterton explained, we ought not to be surprised that truth is stranger than fiction.   

‘Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction,’ said Basil placidly. ‘For fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore congenial to it.’  [G. K. Chesterton Club of Queer Trades.

So, those of us who are truth brokers should expect our hearers to be oft mystified or scandalized by a true exposition of the Word.

Indeed, if we substitute the word “pastor” for “author,” Flannery O’Connor’s words remind us of our call.

 “It is the business of the author to uncover the strangeness of truth.”  Flannery O’Connor.


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