G.K. Chesterton, in Orthodoxy, relates the hypothetical situation of a patient in an insane asylum. The patient is convinced that the staff is out to get him. Given the small list of reasons the patient provides his logic is perfect. The catch, of course, is that the patient’s reasons don’t consider the whole story. When all of the facts are considered, his argument falls apart.
When someone is facing a slow painful death of a terminal illness, with their “quality of life” compromised, “dying with dignity” just makes sense.
When a couple is facing a pregnancy in which the baby has a severe birth defect and “is likely not viable,” abortion just makes sense.
Here’s the catch: Their reasoning doesn’t consider the whole story.
We have a big God that challenges us to think big. When we think big, our logic changes.
There is a logic to life that is much bigger than most of the world realizes.
How many beautiful moments of love, patience, sacrifice, redemption have been lost to narrow-mindedness?
The logic of life takes into account that every human being is wanted and loved by someOne .
The logic of life takes into account that trials and tribulations result in peace and joy when we let them.
The logic of life takes into account that even in suffering and pain there can be a deeper gift.
The logic of life takes into account that without the Crucifixion there is no Resurrection.
The logic of life takes into account that, just maybe, there is more to this than we realize.