What’s Wrong with the World

The story is told that in the early twentieth century, a London newspaper published an article asking the question, “What’s wrong with the world.” Numerous readers wrote the paper to offer up their answers to the question. The shortest answer received was also the most correct. It came from the brilliant writer and thinker G.K. Chesterton. In his response to the question “what’s wrong with the world?”, Chesterton simply answered with two words, “I am.” Chesterton clearly knew that the world was broken and not right. But Chesterton knew that the root cause of the world’s brokenness was human sin, beginning with his own. The Bible tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The fact is that is that human depravity is a very real thing, and if we deny it, especially in ourselves, we will never understand our deep, deep need for someone to rescue us from this brokenness. Teach your kids that to know God’s grace, begins with knowing one’s own sin.