"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.” - Isaiah 53:5-9
- Quid est veritas, Claudia? Eam audis et cognoscis quando dicitur?
- Ita audio. Numet tu?
- Cum? Potes mihi dicere?
- Si non vis veritatem audire, nemo tibi dicere potet.
- What is truth, Claudia? Do you hear it, recognize it when it when it is spoken?
- Yes, I do. Don’t you?
- How? Can you tell me?
- If you will not hear the truth, no one can tell you.
A Christian man who takes the lead in sexual purity, and who tells the woman that her heart means more to him than her body, and her purity is more valuable to him than his own pleasure, liberates her from a cruel bondage and gives her a blessing that words can hardly describe.