I’m reading Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. What a hoot! A parishioner at church has urged me for years to read it. I tried once but failed to stick with it. This time, I’m enjoying it thoroughly. There is a great section on inane preaching. I love this sentence:

There is, perhaps, no greater hardship at present inflicted on mankind in civilized and free countries than the necessity of listening to sermons.