Friday, February 15, 2013

Lent III

Although a man is called blind, blindness is not in any part of him except in the eye, where sight ought to be; for blindness is not in the hand or in the foot. And when a man is called deaf, deafness is nowhere except in the ear. Similarly, even though the mass of the human race is called sinful, sin is not in any part of the human race except (as I have said) in the will....

St. Anselm of Canterbury, De Conceptu Virginali 15 (Jasper Hopkins, tr.)

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