Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Veni, Vidi, Vici

You may be aware of this marvelously concise description by Julius Caesar of the Battle of Zela, often reused, or referenced by others: from the heroic King Jan of Poland V"enimus, Vidimus, Deus vicit" ("We came, We saw, God conquered") after the Battle of Vienna to the really asinine: Hilary Clinton "We came, we saw, he died." (after Gaddafi's death).

It struck me that the Reader's Digest version of the Gospels can be fit into this model: Veni, et resurrexit, vici (I came; I resurrected, I conquered.)

1 comment:

Rhonda Cramer said...

And because He came, died and conquered, so shall we if we call on His name.