. . . the Jesus of the Gospels was transformed into some sort of cavalry or Boy Scout troop leader, complete with guidon.  He's ready for business, church business, getting the organization in line.

This fresco by Piero della Francesca is a great work of art — Aldous Huxley once called it “the best picture in the world” — but I defy anyone to be moved by it, except on an aesthetic level.  Easter is happening somewhere else . . . or so I've heard tell.