bird feather

What was important was the sublimity of Christ’s teaching, by which, even at this first reading of the Gospel, I was completely overcome. The Sermon on the Mount, for instance: how incomparably more beautiful it was than the Communist Manifesto! Then, again, the parables; they were not only full of poetry, but conveyed the most wonderful doctrine. But nothing in the Gospels impressed me so much as the character of Christ himself. His simplicity, his inexhaustible kindness to all who were suffering, the terms of perfect equality he accepted, not only among his disciples but with the poorest of his people – all this was a marvelous confirmation of his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount and the parables.

 A disillusioned Communist finds the good news by way of Quo Vadis.