Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Wish I could write like Roberto Rivera -- penetrating analysis, good sense of humor, familiar and profound at the same time, all in two pages. Here's a link to one of his articles from Touchstone Magazine on marriage in which he shares this anecdote regarding the Eucharist (which will go in my sermon illustration file):

Flannery O’Connor once wrote a friend about a meeting she had attended with "big intellectuals." One of these big intellectuals was the lapsed Catholic writer Mary McCarthy. The subject turned to the Eucharist, whereupon McCarthy said that "she thought of [the Eucharist] as a symbol and implied it was a pretty good one." To which O’Connor replied, "Well, if it is a symbol, to hell with it." As she told her friend, what McCarthy regarded as a mere symbol "is the center of existence for me. All the rest of life is expendable."

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