“Fortunately however, grace is contingent not upon success, but effort, the effort to return the soul from a synthetic state to one uncompounded by the passions; to the likeness of God . . . ”
– Sister Joanna, “The Ladder of Heavenly Unity”
Story editor Betsy Cornwell explores our current issue, Generosity and Service, in Parabola‘s monthly twenty-minute podcast. This episode includes excerpts from Sister Joanna’s essay “The Ladder of Heavenly Unity,” as well as Betsy’s examination of figures of service in world mythology.
Music: Dreaming, Op. 15 No. 3 (1892), composed by Amy Beach.