"The writer is one who uses words in such a way that they may become habitations of the logos, the Word. Obviously, that’s a tall order. Waugh said that in his novel he wanted his words to show “the operation of divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters.” He admitted that such an aim was perhaps presumptuous, but for the writer of faith this is a presumption that we must risk. Anything less would involve an attempt to escape from our vocation."
This is one of many incredible excerpts from an article written by Gregory Wolfe on the work of Grace through characters in TS Eliot's Four Quartets and Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. One of the most refreshing articles I've read in a while about the real purpose of writing. Read it in full HERE.