there’s a story about the writer g.k. chesteron, whose conversion to CHRISTian faith caused a stir in great britain at a time when smart people (and chesterton was brilliant) weren’t supposed to believe. so he’s standing on a street corner in london when he’s approached by a newspaper reporter. “sir, i understand that you recently became a CHRISTian,” the reporter says. “may i as you one question?”
“certainly,” says chesterton.
“if the risen CHRIST suddenly appeared at this very moment and stood behind you,” the reporter inquires, “what would you do?”
and chesterton looks the reporter square in the eyes and replies, “HE is.”
brennan manning, posers, fakers, & wannabes, p. 115.