The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from De Profundis by Oscar Wilde:|
day on which there is both rain and sun for the narcissus.
It is the imaginative quality of Christ's own nature that makes him
this palpitating centre of romance. The strange figures of poetic
drama and ballad are made by the imagination of others, but out of
his own imagination entirely did Jesus of Nazareth create himself.
The cry of Isaiah had really no more to do with his coming than the
song of the nightingale has to do with the rising of the moon - no
more, though perhaps no less. He was the denial as well as the
affirmation of prophecy. For every expectation that he fulfilled
there was another that he destroyed. 'In all beauty,' says Bacon,
'there is some strangeness of proportion,' and of those who are