It’s Designed That Way

Pastor Matthew Best
3 min readFeb 6, 2024

I’ve been having more and more conversations where I find myself saying something to this effect: “It’s not broken. It’s designed to work this way.”

These conversations have been about a variety of topics — finances, politics, the institutional church, media, and more.

We often have an idea about how something is supposed to work — an ideal really. We look at a situation and think that someone, somewhere saw the same thing we did and what they made isn’t working like it’s supposed to. Only that belief is more often than not just something we made up in our heads…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.