How can I be free of it?

9 July 2016

20160510-3‘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).