For the past week we have heard many memorable Christmas songs. But the one that has been a resounding constant, these past few days, is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Although humming most of the song, the one line that stuck foremost in my mind was “Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day”
Yet Scotus didn’t teach his position as dogma, but as probability, writing: “Upon this question I say that God was able to effect it that Mary was never in original sin.
Perhaps the answer for him was a hermit’s life in the desert, practicing severe self-disciplines.