Strive for Imperfection[1]


W H Auden told Golo Mann

that “in each of us, there is a bit of Catholic and a bit of
Protestant; for truth is catholic, but the search for it is protestant,”

Auden  consistently saw the relation between the catholic truth and the protestant
search dialectically. As he said, analogously and repeatedly, “the way” rests
upon faith and scepticism, “faith” that the divine law exists and that our
knowledge of it can improve, and “scepticism” that our knowledge of these laws
can never be perfect