Conversation: The Beloved Cannot Be Wrong

 Since your thought is my canon, and each pericope advances upon the last, no-one in a conversation is wrong. This is not to say, of course, that there is no right or wrong, nor are we saying that the friends somehow become special and beyond the law. It’s just that when someone must be corrected, the talk of the friends instantly shifts ground and becomes a spiritually, rhetorically, metaphysically distinct thing. The shift is not subtle. The practiced sense it like a click of a light switch. It is no longer a conversation. Pericopes are not building. Forward motion has stopped.

But correction is not bad, it is just different. The session has taken up a different task. Correction is not bad; it can’t feel bad. There is no bad within love. We should just acknowledge that the type of person who experiences correction as even slightly bad will not have entered into Conversation.

Though correction is not bad, friends who must correct much will not be friends who are conversing much.

So these two will have come to the place with each other where they seldom feel the need to correct. Yet, there is a certain discipline required. You have the ongoing responsibility of never allowing yourself to be wrong, and of never allowing your friend to be wrong.

We’ll talk about the ways of making the friends words better.

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