13. O FREEDOM!

13. On Freedom

1. God is free in His existence

and free in His operation,

by reason of possifier, possificable, possifying.

 

2. God possesses free power in His great goodness,

<which goodness consists in> bonifier, bonifying and bonified,

and likewise as regards <His> infinity and eternity.

 

3. God is freer in terms of His power

than is man in terms of his will:

who might fathom His freedom?

 

4. God is free as regards infinitising,

eternifying and fulfilling:

nothing is capable of contradicting God.

 

5. Freedom is superior in terms of will,

memory and knowledge

than it is in terms of a kingdom or possessions.

 

6. God created man free with respect to virtue,

but man has become enslaved

because he has shown ingratitude <towards Him>.

 

7. Everyone can enjoy freedom

by loving and cherishing God,

because God forces the will of no person.

 

8. A man who is enslaved to sin

lacks freedom of will,

because justice has imprisoned it.

 

9. Man is not enslaved by virtue,

nor is the man free who has succumbed to sin

until he realises that he has done so.

 

10. Tormented enslavement,

provided that it is well-deserved,

serves better than honourable freedom.