Translation: H.L. Mencken
This "bearer of glad tidings" died as he lived and taught--not to "save mankind
," but to show mankind
how to live. It was a way of life that he bequeathed to man: his demeanour before the judges, before the officers, before his accusers--his demeanour on the cross. He does not resist; he does not defend his rights; he makes no effort to ward off the most extreme penalty--more, he invites it. . . And he prays, suffers and loves with those, in those, who do him evil
. . . Not to defend one's self
, not to show anger, not to lay blames. . . On the contrary, to submit even to the evil
One--to love him. . . .