Difficult prey

6 March 2020

The word of truth is a difficult prey because it easily escapes those who aren’t paying attention, because the Spirit ordained that it should be short and swift. This is so that much can be expressed briefly and it can be easily retained in the memory. In any case, the natural virtue of the word is neither to conceal meaning in opaqueness nor to embellish it with superfluous words and things of no gravitas.