I just discovered a web page that has the short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor, in its entirety.
"Jesus was the only One that ever raised the dead," The Misfit continued, "and He shouldn't have done it. He shown everything off balance. If He did what He said, then it's nothing for you to do but thow away everything and follow Him, and if He didn't, then it's nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness," he said and his voice had become almost a snarl.
In my mind, the greatest Catholic writer of fiction. Evah.
Fr. Michael Heher of the Diocese of Orange wrote a thesis on Flannery O'Connor. I wonder if he would think it odd if I asked him for a copy to read. If someone sees this and knows him, can y'all ask for me? Thanks!