July 8, 2010

A Very Clever Little Book

Just finished "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck. A very clever little book about the greed in all of us. I loved the part when the towns people are all talking about the worth of the pearl and how if they had found it they would give all the money they made from it to the poor or the church, etc.

I had to giggle at this, because in reality who has ever done that?...and to be honest I don't know anyone who would. We all would at least have thoughts of spending the money on ourselves first, it's in our nature. This short tale made me think about how our sinful nature can take over and destroy us...and how we really do need a Savior.

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July 6, 2010

Lady Jane Grey

Awhile back I read a book called "Innocent Traitor" by Alison Weir, about a 16 year girl who became the queen of England for 9 days. She was basically a pawn in a game for power. But her strength and courage is what really hit home for me.

Imagine being 16 and in prison for something you really had no willing part in and facing death if you didn't confess a belief you didn't believe in. She could of just given in and lied and then lived, but would she have really been living then?