Therefore, if the Greek is simply understood differently, then the goats do not go into an “eternal punishment” (which itself is somewhat a contradiction since no one can learn from the punishment if it is eternal) but they are banished into “an age of correction.”
At Christmas, we we too are born of God on this day.
At Christmas, the Maker of the world becomes the son of whom He created.
St. Leo tells us that Christmas is a time for joy because our redemption is at hand. We are obtaining eternal life and our fear of death had died; therefore, we must rejoice.
We need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books.
I only desire to attain to that care and diligence in the sacred writings, which the Apostle has placed last among the duties of the saints (Eph. 4:11); and this very thing I desire, so that, in the endeavour to teach, I may be able to learn.
The rule we shall observe is universality, antiquity, and consent.