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                   Law rather than on the spirit – and this in spite of the warnings of the Prophets: it was

                   the maintenance of the primitive idea, according to which, man chains himself to God
                   and chains God to him ritually.

                     This was so true that St. John, speaking of the Christ, made a tragic illustration:

                   ... And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

                   ... That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was
                   in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came

                   unto his own, and his own received him not .
                     The  tragedy  that  Our  Saviour  lived  was  based  on  this.  If  His  people  had  reacted

                   differently, the Message that He brought could have established, if only partially, that
                   reign  of  Justice  that  King  David  foresaw  one  thousand  years  before .  In  fact,  it  was
                   Golgotha that welcomed the Mystery of Revelation. But the victory of Darkness was an

                   illusion, since, according to the Easter hymn:

                     Christ is resurrected from the dead.
                     By His death, He conquered Death.

                       John, I, 5-11. The text (Louis Segond) gives: and the darkness comprehended it not, is the
                   same as in the Slavonic text необъяла его where the word comprehended means to engulf or
                   to overhelm. To be compared with the Greek text οὐ κατέλαβεν or comprehenderunt of the
                       Psalm, LXXI (LXXII).
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