Friday’s Piece

“If any of you would bring to judgement the unfaithful wife,

Let him also weight the heart of her husband in scales, and measure his soul with measurements.”

(Kahlil Gibran, 1883 – 1931)

John Lentell

September 11th, 1968

Tuesday’s Piece

“Religious doctrines had taken no hold on Hetty’s mind; she was one of those numerous people who have had godfathers and godmothers, learned their catechisms, been confirmed and gone to church every Sunday, and yet, for any practical result of strength in life, or trust in death, have never appreciated a single Christian idea or Christian feeling.”

(George Eliot on Hetty Sorrel in the novel Adam Bede)

John Lentell

September 8th, 1968

Wednesday’s Piece

“Yen mentioned your name as if I should recognise it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.”

(Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859 – 1930)

John Lentell

September 2nd, 1968

Tuesday’s Piece

“The words used most in religion are those whose genuine meaning is almost completely lost and whose impact on the human mind is almost negligible. Such words must be reborn, or thrown away if this is not possible.”

(Paul Tillich, 1886 – 1965)

John Lentell

September 1st, 1968

Monday’s Piece

“I wish I loved the Human Race;

I wish I loved its silly face;

I wish I liked the way it walks;

I wish I liked the way it talks;

And when I’m introduced to one

I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!”

(Sir Walter Raleigh, 1552 – 1618)

John Lentell

August 31st, 1968