My two favorite ideas end the last two sections: "I feel good, hearing him speak well of me, but I still worry: God must know that I have had my moments of greed" and "That is God's way--to put many different kinds of people here, al let us all prove ourselves to him."
Something in these suggests that as we age we return to a kind of clarity perhaps last available to us when we were young children. But it's a clarity accompanied by a greater consciousness than we had then. Maybe the older we get, the more fully human we become.
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