Monday, April 22, 2013

My Talents

People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.

spoken by Miss Maudie
(end of chapter 10 of To Kill a Mockingbird)
as to why Atticus's children didn't know 
about his awesome on-target shooting skills

Thing is, don't people take pride in their talents?  Miss Maudie's statement makes perfect sense -- our talents have been given to us by God and are nothing to take credit for.  But we do.

1 comment:

  1. Are you reading To Kill A Mockingbird?

    That is quite possibly my favorite fiction book ever. That one quote now has me wanting to read it, again...