A Portrait of Faith Lost

James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was shunned in its day (1916) for bringing the unpleasant and unseemly to print. It is a moody coming-of-age story that mirrors James Joyce's own life growing up in the shadow of the Irish Roman Catholic church and its schools. "a mosaic of jagged fragments that … Continue reading A Portrait of Faith Lost

Two kinds of people

“True goodness flows from a change of heart and from the outflow of love, not from the threat of punishment.  That truth, by the way, is why even the horror of hell is more the outcome of a heart that seeks to disown God and play God and live eternally with those who do the … Continue reading Two kinds of people