Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More from The Presence of Grace

He proposes in the place of that anguish that Gide called the Catholic’s ‘cramp of salvation’ — obsession with personal salvation — an anguish transmuted into charity, anguish for another. Thus for Sartre, ‘hell is other people,’ but for the Christian with Mauriac’s anguish others are Christ. We realize that this way of looking at life was so completely left out of Mauriac’s youthful Catholic education that it has had to come to him as a discovery of later life. (96 - The Son of Man, Mauriac)

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Anonymous said...

Please keep updating this blog. It's one of my favourites and continually rekindles my love of this profound writer. Thank you.