Saturday, August 14, 2010

Not a bad image for the church

This is about a group of 30-something pals in a secular crime novel I took on my flight to PA:

"The recognition that each had felt in the other, that strange glow of assumed camaraderie that came from nothing but some inner certainty that here were friends, that whatever was to come, however they might fail one another, they shared this sense of newfound completion, of being made whole." Marcus Sakey, "The Amateurs"

Add Jesus as the reference point and this is not a bad image of what the church might be.

I give props to the author for getting in some decent moral reflection and even nudges toward sacrifice and redemption in the book. I understand from the jacket info that this and two other of his books are being made into movies.

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