3 SEPTEMBER 1898, Page 15



[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Stu,—One word more to Canon MacColl. He refers me to St. Paul's saying, " Now we see through a glass darkly," apparently as showing that we need outward means to see Christ the Light. But whatever comes to us through the glass is Christ's light. The glass has no light in itself,—the utmost it can do is to transmit the light with as little attenuation, discoloration, distortion as possible. The stress laid by Canon MacColl upon " means " is (although he does not see it) the impressing on us to look to the glass rather than to the Light, without which the glass is