St. John Paul II quotes St. Augustine, who offers an analogy. “‘Where then are these rules written,’ Saint Augustine wondered, ‘except in the book of that light which is called truth? From thence every just law is transcribed and transferred to the heart of the man who works justice, not by wandering but by being, as it were, impressed upon it, just as the image from the ring passes over to the wax, and yet does not leave the ring’” (De Trinitate, XIV,15, 21: CCL 50/A, 451).
The truths that bind us all as humans are imprinted on us. Like a ring into wax, says the Doctor of the Church.[click to continue...]