How can I be free of it?9 July 2016
‘I don’t know with what method and in what way I’ll ever bind this friend of mine (i.e. the body) and bring it to judgement. Because before I bind it, it’s loose again and before I can judge it, I’m reconciled to it. Before I punish it, I feel sorry and relent. How can I defeat it, when, by nature, I love it? How can I be free of it, when I’m joined to it eternally? How can I condemn it, when it’ll be raised with me? (Ladder 15, 83).