23. The tyranny of lust being thus over-thrown, charity reigns
through its supremlly just laws of love to God for His own sake, and
love to one's self and one's neighbor for God's sake.
Accordingly, in regard to figurative expressions, a rule such as the
following will be observed, to carefully turn over in our minds and
meditate upon what we read till an interpretation be found that tends to
establish the reign of love. Now, if when taken literally it at once
gives a meaning of this kind, the expression is not to be considered