Father Mike's Column

Father Mike's Column

Trade ya!

A favorite short novel of mine is The 10th Man by Catholic author Graham Greene.  The story line begins in a German POW camp where 10 prisoners are condemned to die, and one trades all his worldly possessions to another prisoner’s family to take his place and die in his stead.  The rest of the novel is the challenge of the family who resents the possessions they now own in place of their murdered son/brother and the released prisoner who resents his purchased life.  It’s a great read and places the question before us of what would we be willing to… Read More

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