First with Gilead and now with Home, Marilynne Robinson has cemented her place as one of my favorite authors. I might say a bit more about the book in a future upcoming post, so for now I’ll limit myself to blatantly copying an idea for a blog post I’ve seen elsewhere: sharing some of my favorite quotes from the book.
- “There is a saying that to understand is to forgive, but that is an error, so Papa used to say. You must forgive in order to understand….If you forgive, he would say, you may indeed still not understand, but you will be ready to understand, and that is the posture of grace.” p. 45
- “It expresses the will of God to sustain us in this flesh, in this life. Weary or bitter or bewildered as we may be, God is faithful. He lets us wander so we will know what it means to come home.” p. 102
- “Prayer, you know, you open up your thoughts, and then you can get a clear look at them. No point trying to hide anything. There is a great benefit in anything the Lord asks of us, especially in prayer.” p. 132
- “I suspect Scottishness is another name for predestination. It explains everything, more or less.” p. 135
- “It is in family that we most often feel the grace of God, His faithfulness. Yes.” p. 183
Who is one of your favorite authors that you’ve been (re?)reading recently? Or a recent discovery you’ve made?