And Jesus Wept

Alice Munro Jesus Wept“Jesus wept” is famous as the shortest verse in the entire Bible. It is also notorious as a sarcastic expletive, or so I learned today. I found the phrase in Alice Munro’s short story ” Passion” and immediately marked it, knowing it would prove useful.

It certainly is useful in Munro’s story, where it punctuates the end of the beginning with dark, foreboding grace.

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