"Listen, all that you are about to tell me is not worth as much as what I am about to tell you. You cannot deny that the true grandeur of man is represented by Dante's Capaneus, that giant chained by God to Hell, yet who cries to God, 'I cannot free myself from these chains because you bind me here. You cannot, however, prevent me from blaspheming you, and so I blaspheme you.' This is the true grandeur of man." -The Religious Sense, page 9
Intense, right? I can only imagine the look on Monsignor's face as this fellow spoke with such force and audacity. Yet, despite the shock he must have felt, Giussani composes himself and utters hauntingly: "But isn't it even greater to love the infinite?"