12 DECEMBER 1931, Page 18

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Three of the letters

you published last week on this subject criticize Mr: Green for- suggesting a parallel where none exists and the criticism is fair, but they do not notice the best part of his letter, where we see he has glimpsed the vision that " a noble and practical ethic stands out from Christ's teaching which if followed would regenerate the world !"

This vision, I know, has been seen by the writer of the first letter you published on this subject, Rev. Leighton Riehard', for in 'a sermon from the words " More than Conqueror.- years ago, he helped me to see it too, and to see the direct antithesis between the way of the world and the way of Him who came " to guide our feet into the way of Peace ; he said they are poles apart ; the one tries by force to conquer men, the other by Love to win them and transform foe into friend, truly a more excellent way.

We owe much to the Quakers who by their consistent application of 1 Cor. xiii have shown us that this is no fanatical or impossible ideal, but a practical policY, which works every time it is tried, for " Love never faileth " and

Love is Christ's way.—I am, Sir, &c., E. F. NEVE. 20 Belsize Park, N.W. 3.