I cannot believe that God wants punishment to go on interminably any more than does a loving parent. The entire purpose of loving punishment is to teach, and it lasts only as long as is needed for the lesson. And the lesson is always love.

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) American writer
The Irrational Season (1977)
Added on 11-Sep-07 | Last updated 11-Sep-07
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