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

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