Saturday, July 25, 2015

The boldest journey …

… Crimes in the Library: A race against time: Exiting the library and entering instead the Christ-haunted world of Flannery O'Connor.

By focusing on O'Connor's world, and by reading her words and all other texts that an understanding of O'Connor's world would seem to require, I hope to satisfy a death-defying need to better understand God's grace. This will be a difficult and lonely journey. And it is a race against time. But it is necessary.
God's grace, however, is not meant to be understood, is not, in fact, an object of understanding — because it is grace, a gratuity, unearned, undeserved. We all have hard time figuring why God would forgive is. We have a hard time grasping that God loves us.

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