Her stories consistently address moments when a character—invariably a fallen or seriously flawed one—is presented with a chance for redemption. The opportunity can be frightening and overwhelming, but the offer of grace is made, and challenges readers to examine their own lives and consciences. As one professor says in the documentary: “No matter what your background is in religion of any kind, you’re thrown up against that moment of who you are, where you are, why you are. … [T]here is a moment where that has to be dealt with, and I think O’Connor’s stories come down to that, and deal with that.”I think Flannery O'Connor deserves to be a candidate for canonization.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
… Flannery O’Connor’s Genius and Grace | William Doino Jr. | First Things. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)