To pretend that the moral law…

I have seen too much loneliness and unhappiness, too much chaos without and deadness of heart within, to pretend that the moral law that all people accepted until a few years ago, even if they sometimes fell afoul of it, does not still hold true, and does not still offer men and women their best chance for happiness in this life. We may obey it or not; but the penalty for disobedience isn’t ours to determine, no more than if we leapt from a cliff, intending to fly by flapping our arms. Nature is not obliged to confirm our self-deceit.

Anthony Esolen, from Defending Marriage, kindle location 102

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