G.K. Chesterton wrote, “The most extraordinary thing is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.” Joey McCoy examines this paradox in a recent i.d.9:16 blog post.

He writes, “Perhaps it is particular to young people, but some people’s worst fear is to have an ordinary life, to be ordinary. We want to be great. We want to be so much more than we are right now. For a lot of us, ‘ordinary’ means to fail to be all that we are capable of being. So we can be tempted to reach out an aggressive arm and make ourselves great. But, should we fear ‘the ordinary’?”

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