Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Amendment to the "Little Way" Post

I like to keep people who are smarter than me around. It's easy to learn things that way, not to mention stay humble. One such person has noted that Walker Percy's use of the "Little Way" in the post below almost surely, given Percy's passionate Catholicism, is meant to echo the beliefs of St. Therese, who proposed a similar method of achieving holiness by "relying on small daily sacrifices instead of great deeds."

It seems that Percy's passage is more concerned with the personal, "sad" happiness found in drinks and thighs, rather than a spiritual purification through acts, but the echo is there nonetheless. Thanks to CB for pointing it out.


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