“Jesus was the only One that ever raise the dead.” The Misfit continued, “and He shouldn’t have done it. He thrown everything off balance. If He did what He said, then it’s nothing for you to do but throw away everything and follow Him, and if He didn’t, then it’s nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can – by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness,” he said and his voice had become almost a snarl.”
– Excerpt from Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
Sometimes you get to a place in a story where it is so amazing that you don’t even realize you have stopped breathing – this is what Flannery O’Connor does to me.