But, I loathe Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. That's not right.....I must, MUST, not, loathe them.
Now what was it Our Blessed Lord said about Herod?
I think he called him a fox......pretty much akin to saying: "you skunk"
And what punishment did Our Lord outline for those who abused children, women and the weak and feeble? Did he mention something about millstones round the neck?
I am sure Our Lord disliked (loathed) those who dealt in hard cash in the temple....he used a whip to express his regard for them.
And there is a long litany of saints who were bad tempered grouches and worse.
Love is the key but loathing of the sin and a possible "dislike " of the sinner follows on close behind.
Put it another way; did the Good Samaritan "love" the poor beaten up traveller whom we believe was Jewish.
Of course, yes.
But did he "like" him?
It may be some time before we have certain knowledge of the answer to that one.
And, I am making a bit of a long link betwixt "like" and "loathe" but, it exists, believe me.
That really is the nub of where Laurence England and I seem to be at variance.
And I wish the Guild well but it is here that (not just for this reason) we shall part company.
The fault lies with me.....I'm not really a clubby sort of person.
Curmudgeons, even Catholic ones, are best ploughing their own, solitary furrow (sob, gasp)
Goodbye Blessed Titus, May God's Providence be with you.