"A pilgrimage is a journey undertaken in the light of a story.
All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. -Flannery O'Connor
I discovered O'Connor when I was in college in the North and took a course in Southern writers and the South.
Jesus spoke all these things in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. -Matthew 13:34
Story penetrates our souls and is woven into our being.