The End

"Karamozov!" cried Kolya, "can it really be true as religion says, that we shall all rise from the dead, and come to life, and see one another again, and everyone, and Ilyushechka?" "Certainly we shall rise, certainly we shall see and gladly, joyfully tell one another all that has been," Alyosha replied, half laughing, half in ecstasy.

"Ah, how good that will be!" burst from Kolya.

(Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, pp. 776)

Finishing a book is like resurrection - it comes only after what Eugene Peterson calls "a long obedience in the same direction." Can it really be true? Ah, how good that will be!