Sunday, August 14, 2011

Someone on twitter quoted part of this. I liked it so much, I looked up the entire thing. I think it's sort of a lovely sentiment:

"But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most, our one fellow and brother who most needed a friend yet had not a single one, the one sinner among us all who had the highest and clearest right to every Christian's daily and nightly prayers, for the plain and unassailable reason that his was the first and greatest need, he being among sinners the supremest?" -Mark Twain

Also, hello, again, Blogger.


Melissa said...

I'm fascinated with this quote and am curious about its context and response, if any (I'm sure!), to it when he first said/wrote it. Any ideas?

adam jk gallardo said...

It comes from his autobiography, so I don't think anyone had a chance to respond to it. I'm also unsure of the context surrounding its writing. I'll need to get a copy of it and read it. Someday.