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Spirituality as Quest, Part 31; Reading a Story, Part 35

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Our Passage from the Word of God today is Ephesians 3:4 which reads: "Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ."
 
Our quote today is from Frederick Douglass. He said: "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

In this podcast, we are using as our texts: "Literature and Spirituality" by Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Mark Ray Schmidt, and "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing" by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. If you enjoy this podcast, please feel free to purchase any one of these books from our website.

Our first topic for today is "Spirituality as Quest, Part 29" from the book, "Literature and Spirituality" by Yaw Adu-Gyamfi and Mark Ray Schmidt.

Today, we will continue reading a selection from Augustine's "Confessions."
 
This selection is from Book 2 / Chapter 7 - Grace That Keeps and Heals
 
"What shall I render unto the Lord" for the fact that while my memory recalls these things my soul no longer fears them? I will love Thee, O Lord, and thank thee, and confess to Thy Name, because Thou hast put away from me such wicked and evil deeds.

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Our second topic for today is "Reading a Story, Part 35" from the book, "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing" by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia.

Today, we will continue reading the second part of William Faulkner's short story, "A Rose for Emily."

So the next night, after midnight, four men crossed Miss Emily's lawn and slunk about the house like burglars, sniffing along the base of the brickwork and at the cellar openings while one of them performed a regular sowing motion with his hand out of a sack slung from his shoulder. 

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