I have a new favourite book.
Reading Jane Eyre was a completely enthralling experience for me. It blew my mind, that a book published in 1847, 162 years ago, could resonate with such currency for me. Everything that I have been musing upon of late - about the world, about human relationships, about the relevance of laws and principles, God’s place in each of these, how we are to respond - all of these were undertaken with such sensitivity, with such committed honesty to human experience and yet unapologetic faithfulness to biblical standards. Incredible.
The passages I have quoted in the 3 posts past were the ones that spoke to me the most, and which I consider the novel’s greatest triumphs. I hope they stirred something within some of you as they did me!
And you know me. I’m (almost) always happy to talk. ;)