By Graham Greene
This Christian parable is a compelling and enlightening learn. It tells the tale of a "whisky priest" in Mexico, who's at the lam. even though a self-confessed imperfect guy, the priest still upholds his tasks to the Church and to lifestyles.
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The pursued priest actually "confesses" to Padre Jose even though the act lacks the needed formal dispositions. The protagonist tells Padre Jose of his past pride and swears that he always knew that Padre Jose was the better man. Here, the priest's humanistic confession, especially the revelation of his selfawareness, is more meaningful in Greene's eyes than a formal disavowal of sin, although the Church insists upon the latter as being necessary for salvation. just before the young, disdainful Red Shirt arrives, Padre Jose's wife, like a jaded guardian angel, draws her husband away from any involvement.
Because of the approaching troops, he finishes the Consecration, but is unable to distribute Communion. In his lonely world, the priest, by theological mandate, consumes the Host himself rather than have it found and be desecrated by the police. With justification, the priest reasons that Maria would have made a good wife, that he could be living with her in safety, were it not for his pride. Clearly, he trusts Maria completely, and although he knows she has reason to hate him (since she was only a sex partner for him), he goes to the village convinced that she will not betray him.
The villagers ask the priest to say Mass for them, but they also urge him to leave very soon because a hostage named Pedro Montez, from Concepción, was shot by the police after wine (used in Mass) was found in the village. The priest performs Mass, hurrying the service as the soldiers arrive. He barely avoids capture because his daughter identifies him first as "father"—then, as her father. Miguel, a young villager, is taken hostage because no one will betray the priest's presence, and later, Maria disposes of the priest's wine supply lest it be found by the authorities.