Taste of innocence.

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"'Will he heal me?' Bevel asked.
'What you got?'
'I'm hungry,' he decided finally."
(O'Connor 26)

This is an obscure passage, I know, but it made me think and reflect once again on the innocence of children. I enjoy that and now that I'm older, I really miss and value that innocence. This kid wants the preacher to heal him of hunger. What do we ask preachers to heal or save us from? Keep us from losing our jobs, help get us through a divorce, get us over a loved one's death, and generally help us cope with some sort of inner strife and turmoil. Bevel just wants to stop being hungry. So simple, but I appreciate it so much.

Go back to the River.

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