Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
Crooked Finger

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he had a bourgeois horror of the bourgeois

This day has gone by normal. I had a normal time at the library book nook. While at the book nook I read "Flaubert: A Biography" by F. Brown. I brought home from the book nook three used books to ADD to our library.

"The Book Shop" a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald

"Castles Of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea" by Robert K. Massie

"Mapping The World: Maps And Their History" by Nathaniel Harris (I brought home this book for Carol, because she loves maps/looking at maps.)

When I got home from the book nook I ate food and wrote in my paper diary. This afternoon I have been off and on watching college football.

Outside it is 73 degrees and sunny. Not much else to write so I will close.

I got out to read this evening once again "Flaubert" a biography by Benjamin F. Bart. When I reflect on the life of Gustave Flaubert these verses from the Epistle to the Galatians come to my mind, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life" Galatians 6:7,8. Flaubert sowed to his flesh and reaped corruption. It is a mystery how out of that mass of corruption Flaubert was able to created a work of Art. Common Grace must be the answer. We can't condemned all Art created by men and women outside of the orbit of saving grace. How are Christians to approach the writings of men like Flaubert? Take heed lest we fall also into the same mass of corruption "do not be deceived, God is not mocked".

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