Reading for Saturday 18/10/08
Poor old Pierre. Now quite depressed by his run-ins with his masonic colleagues, when he goes to visit the old guy who signed him up for it all, he gets a bit of a blurry answer that seems to say something like, “Well, work on yourself until you’re perfect, and then you can worry about everyone else.” Or did I read it too fast and miss the point? But that seems to me what the message is saying.
Of course, the problem is that for someone like Pierre, having a strong group of friends around him who can keep him on the straight and narrow is exactly what he needs. When he’s by himself, he never seems capable of the things that he wants to do.
Which is why, at the end of this chapter, we see that Helene has wormed her way back into his life . . . we’ll see how his marriage and his Masonic faith go as we continue to read . . . See you tomorrow!