Wisdom on Wednesdays—Too deeply for our own comfort

Carrying of the Cross with Two Figures

Carrying the Cross, April 1926, watercolor on paper, 10¼ x 13¾ in.

“Christ teaches us too deeply for our own comfort.  Salute the flag, pay attention to business, and avoid him as much as possible.”  (1941)


Wisdom on Wednesdays—So many good people


Pieta, pastel on paper

“The struggle now, as always, is between the good and the great.  There are so many good people and so few are great.  And when they are great they are usually not very good.  Christ was not only good.  He was also great.”  (1938)

Wisdom on Wednesdays—The desire of the wildest imagination

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Annunciation, 1921, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in.

“Today we forget that Christ came not only because man needed hope for eternal beatitude but that he was also the historic concrete answer to the desire of the wildest imagination: the appearance on earth of a God-man.  History united to myth.”  (1960)