Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Notes from What We are Reading : Amos Fortune, Free Man

Amos went to church for long hours in the morning and again in the afternoon, observing with respect the laws that pertained to the Sabbath during the hours when he was not under the vigilent eye of the minister. It puzzled Amos that the white people put

Amos went to church for long hours in the morning and again in the afternoon, observing with respect the laws that pertained to the Sabbath during the hours when he was not under the vigilent eye of the minister. It puzzled Amos that the white people put so much stress on Sunday. Yet it seemed somehow similar to the stress they put on the color of a man’s skin. To Amos, once he understood the Lord, everyday was lived to Him.

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

3 comments:

  1. Interesting. (And I think it's easy for us to note how long people used to sit still in church for and marvel. A modern person would be hard pressed and we think that they hated it. And well they might have but I think sometimes it's just a mind boggler.)

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