Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

We Fall Down

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I once went to a service at a Pentecostal Church. We sang this song:

We fall down, but we get up.
We fall down, but we get up.
We fall down, but we get up.
For a saint is just a sinner who fell down ...
and got up.

This song came to mind the other day when listening to the canonization of seven new saints by Pope Benedict.

I wondered ... is a saint just a sinner who fell down ... and got up? Or is there more to it than that?

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is a saint just a sinner who fell down ... and got up?

In a word, yes.

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Erin Shields

Erin Shields is a playwright and actor who most recently won the Governor General's Award for her play If We Were Birds (Playwrights Canada Press). She is a founding member of Groundwater Productions through which she creates, develops and produces much of her work.

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