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theologicalreflection6 - 1 Theology 100-22 3 May 2011 From...

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1 Theology 100-22 3 May 2011 From The Diary of a Country Priest In this selection from The Diary of a Country Priest , the priest reflects on his youth after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. He says that, when he was young, he constantly demanded of his youth what could not be given to him. Like many young people, the priest viewed youth with contempt and longed for adulthood. He thinks of himself as a failure upon realizing the end of his life is quickly approaching. The priest chooses not to worry about the future, but does hope for pity from others because he, personally, feels far from indifferent. As the priest reflects on the end of his life, he acknowledges how easy it is to hate oneself. According to the priest, true grace is to forget, but supreme grace is “to love oneself in all simplicity.” The priest focuses on the theological concept of grace throughout this narrative. Grace can be defined as the free and unmerited favor of God.
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