Austen knew nothing of our modern quest for equality. People are not numbers, and so they are never

Austen knew nothing of our modern quest for equality. People …

Austen knew nothing of our modern quest for equality. People are not numbers, and so they are never “equal.” Some folk are higher placed than others, have more money, were more fortunate in their parents, or are brighter. These gifts do not come to us by merit but by the unfathomable providence of God.

John Mark Reynolds