Faith and susperstition
The power of a subordinate clause, one nuance within a sentence and everything takes on a different meaning.
That’s the case in a recent brilliant, but provocative, novel, The Ninth Hour, by Nina McDermott.
She tells a story which, among other things, focuses on a group of nuns in Brooklyn who work with the poor. Times are hard, people are needy, and the nuns, who work mostly in home care for the poor, appear utterly selfless in their dedication. Nothing, it seems, can deflect them from their mission to give their all, their every of ounce of energy, to help the poor.