The confrontation between the grandmother and the Misfit may provide the moment of grace, but the Biblical allusions throughout the story certainly merit just as much analysis. Flannery O'Connor uses scriptural allusions throughout "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" to invoke her orthodox critique of a society seething with nominal Christians not fulfilling the requirements of the Bible. By examining these allusions, O'Connor's message becomes much clearer.
"Orthodoxy and Allusions in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find","
The Corinthian: Vol. 5
, Article 7.
Available at: https://kb.gcsu.edu/thecorinthian/vol5/iss1/7