Sermon by Rev. Diane Rollert, 31 May 2015
When I look at my bookshelves, I see a collection of characters that I have carried with me for years. Their images have become hazy, yet they are so present in my life. What is it about Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, the tragic figure of Nana in Zola’s book of the same name, Jean-Marc in Michel Tremblay’s Le Coeur Découvert, or the many characters in Mark Halperin’s Winter’s Tale, that has stayed with me? I can’t say for sure without going back and rereading each book. Yet I know that all of those characters have somehow helped to shape my perspective on life.
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