The story of Jonah expertly told by a child
It misses some of the critical subtleties that adults need to know about the story, but, at a child’s level… it hits the mark!
Move over Orson Welles. There’s a new “Fr. Mapple” in town.
In Moby Dick, Herman Melville expands the story of Jonah’s 4 chapters of ~ 1,250 words into a 3,500+ word sermon that rivets me still. Laced with colorful nautical language, Melville’s insights still ring true today.
“In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.”
Thanks for that! I read that book three times. Its one of my favorites. Subtle scriptural allusions permeate that whole novel.
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