I Am the Fool of This Story

For if this book is a joke it is a joke against me. I am the man who with the utmost daring discovered what had been discovered before. If there is an element of farce in what follows, the farce is at my own expense; for this book explains how I fancied I was the first to set foot in Brighton and then found I was the last. It recounts my elephantine adventures in pursuit of the obvious. No one can think my case more ludicrous than I think it myself; no reader can accuse me here of trying to make a fool of him: I am the fool of this story, and no rebel shall hurl me from my throne.

G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

“I am the fool of this story, and no rebel shall hurl me from my throne.” I’m gonna sit on my fool’s throne for a time and ponder this, mostly laughing.

Nothing on this blog is novel, undiscovered truth that I, wiser than you, have discovered. As Chesterton goes on to note, “Like them I tried to be some ten minutes in advance of the truth. And I found that I was eighteen hundred years behind it.”

My faith-building has been largely discovering the work on 2000+ years of church history and I pray that I can set a foundation for my children and their children to build atop.

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