G.K. Chesterton was a well known British author and a friend of C.S. Lewis. One day a large newspaper in London announced that they were asking several well known authors from England and other places to submit essays on the subject, “What is wrong with the world?”

Of all the essays submitted, Chesterton’s was the shortest, and yet he probably spoke the truth more powerfully than all of the others. What was his answer to the question, “What is wrong with the world?” Here it is:

Dear Sirs:

I am.

Sincerely,

G.K. Chesterton

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