The Devil is God's Ape
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â€œFor where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapelâ€¦Thus is the Devil ever Godâ€™s ape.â€
Although this is a quotation attributed to Martin Luther, I tried to incorporate it into a recent homily but it didnâ€™t work. So rather than stuff this interesting note into a folder â€œFor Future Use,â€ I thought Iâ€™d share it here.
Thereâ€™s a much older tradition of monkeys that finds a curious ancestry in Jewish lore. Monkeys and apes are generally symbols of base passion, particularly lust, in Western art.