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A Blessed Time

“I could have married again while I was still young. A congregation likes to have a married minister, and I was introduced to every niece and sister-in-law in a hundred miles. In retrospect, I’m very grateful for whatever reluctance it was that kept me alone until your mother came. Now that I look back, it seems to me that in all that deep darkness a miracle was preparing. So I am right to remember it as a blessed time, and myself as waiting in confidence, even if I had no idea what I was waiting for.”

— Gilead,  by Marilynne Robinson

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5 thoughts on “A Blessed Time”

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Gilead”. I hope you enjoy it as well. If so, make sure you check out Robinson’s book “Home”. I’m not sure which I liked more. I think that the themes in “Home” had a greater impact on me.

  2. Yes! Such an excellent novel. Great quote, thanks for posting. Your blog is awesome, and I look forward to reading more. Thanks!

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