LitReading - Classic Short Stories

The Gospel According to Joan by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Episode Summary

When does the end justify the means and who gets to decide? One person's definition of morality may not be shared by others.

Episode Notes

Here is a story of the Christmas season, but not about Christmas. While the setting is dated and quaint the message is relevant to everyone, everywhere.

Published 99 years ago this month in "Harper’s Weekly Magazine," The Gospel According to Joan is an obscure, yet glorious tale of the inherent goodness in all of us that sometimes gets lost in our own defective translation.