Read: up to p. 29, when you meet “Good-will”
Write: take note of 2 selections & choose one to reference, and write your reflections on the passage.
I prefer you do these assignments electronically and turn them in by emailing me.
“So I saw in my dream that the man began to run; now he had not run far from his own door, but his wife and children perceiving it, began to cry after him to return; but the man put his fingers in his ears, and ran on crying, “Life, life, eternal life’; so he looked not behind him but field towards the middle of the plain.” p. 14, para. 2
To think of a man literally running away from his family is crazy. The reality is Jesus taught this. John Bunyan didn’t put this reference in his notes, but I can’t help but think he intended to illustrate what Jesus said in Luke 14:26
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.”
Christ first, in all things, and Bunyan allegorized it in a novel.