not attain to the fulness of the Kingdom of Heaven (for since the mountain had not moved at my word,
they could not think very much of my faith up aloft, and there could be no very great reward awaiting me
in the world to come). So why should I let them flay the skin off me as well, and to no good purpose?
For, even though they had flayed my skin half off my back, even then the mountain would not have moved
at my word or at my cry. And at such a moment not only doubt might come over one but one might lose
ones reason from fear, so that one would not be able to think at all. And, therefore, how should I be
particularly to blame if not seeing my advantage or reward there or here, I should, at least, save my
skin. And so trusting fully in the grace of the Lord I should cherish the hope that I might be altogether