Do You Have a “Taste for the Good?”

Do You Have a “Taste for the Good?”

 “There is in the soul a taste for the good, just as there is in the body an appetite for enjoyment.”

– Joubert, Pensees

If you have a strong "taste for the good," read Marilynne Robinson's novel Gilead. A beautiful, beautiful book, with a truly good main character -- which is rare.

One of the reasons I love children's literature, especially from the past, is that it's often fairly didactic. The Secret Garden, Heidi, the Narnia books -- I love that element.

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