St. Anselm, On Honoring God

See the source image“One who does not render honor to God takes away from God what belongs to Him, and dishonors God. Moreover, as long as he does not repay what he has stolen, he remains at fault. And it is not enough merely to return what was taken away; in view of the insult committed, he must give back more than he took away. For it is not enough for someone who has injured another’s health to restore his health without making some recompense for the pain and injury suffered, and similarly, it is not enough for someone who violate another’s honor to restore the honor, unless he makes some kind of restitution that will please him who was dishonored, according to the extent of all injury and dishonor.” (Cur Deus Homo)

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