The Power and the Glory!

Graham Green's book first flagged my attention because Terry Glaspey of  Great Books of the Christian Tradition--And Other Books Which Have Shaped Our World lists it  as one of his Top Ten Favorite Novels of all time.  When I noted my own favorites--Anna Karenina and Les Miserables and The Brothers K (by James Duncan) also on … Continue reading The Power and the Glory!

Oh that will be glory for me!

...how very quickly, in my own experience, the lawful pleasure of praise from those whom it was my duty to please turns into the deadly poison of self-admiration. But I thought I could detect a moment—a very, very short moment—before this happened, during which the satisfaction of having pleased those whom I rightly loved and … Continue reading Oh that will be glory for me!