Sunday, September 13, 2020
Evil men from without are troubling our Church. Take steps against them. Only nails drive out nails.On the proverb see Erasmus, Adages I i 1 to I v 100, translated by Margaret Mann Phillips, annotated by R.A.B. Mynors (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982), pp. 148-149 (Adage I ii 4):
λυποῦσι τὴν ἐκκλησίαν ἀλλότριοι πονηροί. διάβηθι κατ' αὐτῶν· οἱ πάτταλοι γὰρ παττάλοις ἐκκρούονται.