Monday, 28 May 2012

Dilige et quod vis fac

Bishop Alan sums up the real issue of difference with a nod to the howler monkeys.  So what do I do with my prejudice?  Can I accept his clever note as a proof of liberality?  If I did, I would go against my own distrust of proofs. Perhaps I will take the easy way out - as Augustine said somewhere - Love [God] and do what you will. This is variously quoted and is not quite what you might think or quite what my memory retains. But it is pithy. The diligence required to get the root of the first word, Love, is sufficiently troubling that even the invocation of God (not in the original) is not required. But perhaps God is in our words - affirming or diligently correcting.


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