The Roman Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca lived in difficult times, not unlike ours. Then, as now, a Great Empire was starting to follow a road that would eventually lead to its final collapse. That was clear for those who could see beyond the veil of lies that pervaded everything, then as now.
Seneca could never really face the ultimate consequences of what he was seeing, but sometimes he peered into the future, and he saw a better world that was to come. In his “De Ira” (about rage), Seneca wrote “Dandum semper est tempus: veritatem dies aperit.” (There is always time, and the days disclose the truth).
Seneca was also a contemporary of Jesus Christ. It is likely that neither knew of each other, but they shared one thing: the need for truth. Christ went beyond Seneca when he said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Seneca was still a man of the past, Christ was the future.
There will be a moment when the mass of lies that surround us will collapse and fade away. On the day of resurrection, the day of Easter in Christianity, truth is revealed, and we might discover that it was always in front of us.
Happy Easter, everyone!
Originally appeared on The Seneca Effect Read More