“… a Spaniard well known in the town was leaving Cartegena with a loose woman. Claver’s words, ‘I am sorry to see you travelling with the Devil,’ checked him like an arrow to the heart. He got no farther than Turbaco. That night he was knocking at Claver’s door. He fell on his knees and told the story of his disordered life.” (Fr. Angel Valtierra, Peter Claver – Saint of the Slaves, 1960, pp. 210-211.)
St. Thomas Aquinas: “Everything that begins to be or ceases to be does so through motion or change. Since, however, we have shown that God is absolutely immutable, He is eternal, lacking all beginning or end. Those beings alone are measured by time that are moved. For time, as is made clear in Physics IV, is ‘the number of motion.’ But God, as has been proved, is absolutely without motion, and is consequently not measured by time. There is, therefore, no before and after in Him.” (Summa Contra Gentiles, Book I, Chap. 15)
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