Sunday’s Piece

“The Roman patricians of the year 33, the philosophers and the intellectuals would have been highly amused if they had been told that the unknown young Jew, tried by the procurator of a distant colony, who, so as to avoid complications, handed him over against his will to the crowd, would play an infinitely greater role than Caesar, would dominate the history of the Occident, and become the purest symbol of all humanity….”

(From Human Destiny by Pierre Lecomte du Noüy, 1883 – 1947)

John Lentell

28th April, 1970

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