You can’t flee from God’s will

Those things that are held wthin the vault of heaven, cannot flee from heaven save by drawing near to it; for howsoever far they go from the one part of heaven, by so much do they approach the other part. And even so, though a man will not be obedient to the Divine will and ordinances, yet can he not flee from it; for if he sets himself to flee from under the will that bids, he runs under the will that punishes.

Cf. St. Anselm, “Cur Deus Homo,”  I. xv.  (Quoted in Francis Paget, The Spirit of Discipline, London: Longmans 1902, p. 289.)

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