attempts-at-greatness:  Mary Magdalen, John Rogers Herbert, 1859, Maas Gallery, London
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"For the wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical, or testy or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven." ~ Phyllis McGinley, "Saint-Watching"

"For the wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical, or testy or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven." ~ Phyllis McGinley, "Saint-Watching"

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