Thursday, October 13, 2011

As a young man wants a regular allowance from his father which he can count on as his own, within which he makes his own plans…so they desired to be on their own, to take care for their own future, to plan for pleasure and for security to have a meum from which, no doubt, they would pay some reasonable tribute to God in the way of time, attention, and love, but which nevertheless, was theirs not His. They wanted to “call their souls their own.” But that means to live a lie, for our souls are not in fact, our own. They wanted some corner in the universe of which they could say to God, “This is our business, not yours.” But there is no such corner. They wanted to be nouns, but they were, and eternally must be, mere adjectives.


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