March 09, 2008

Chapter 42 (The Shore in Twilight)


悧角 [りかく] Rikaku (clever horn)

Drawing on Youko's theological musings in chapter 40,  Risai concludes that "Heaven must make mistakes. But those mistakes too could be amended. A Heaven that could not err could never correct itself."

This suggests that there might be loopholes in the strict legalism of divine law in the Twelve Kingdoms (articulated at the end of chapter 41).

Or as Jesus responds when pressed on the exacting terms of the Mosaic Law, "If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?" (Luke 14:5).

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# posted by Anonymous Anonymous
thank you so much for the new chapter of The Shore in Twilight, really thank you. lots of kisses
3/10/2008 11:06 AM