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The Good Christian (True Grit)

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The story True Grit originated in a novel and has been adapted in two movies.
The 1969 movie features this exchange between Mattie Ross and horse-trader Colonel Stonehill as Mattie explains her plans to pursue justice for her father’s murder.
It has a good observation about Christian faith, difficulties and presumption.

“Well, perhaps it will all work out to your satisfaction. I shall pray that you return safely, your efforts crowned with success. It may prove to be a hard journey.”
“The good Christian does not flinch from difficulties.”
“Neither does he rashly court them. The good Christian is not willful or presumptuous.”
“You think I am wrong.”
“I think you are wrongheaded.”
“We will see.”
“Yes, I am afraid so.”

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