- By Ink, or By Blood
- " 'Sin is behovely. Yet all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.' -- Julian of Norwich"
Julian of Norwich lived in England, but the language has shifted a bit in the last half-dozen centuries. These days, "behoove" means "to be necessary or proper for (someone)." (Merriam-Webster)
These days, "sin is behovely" could mean that sin is proper. Machiavelli might have written that, but Julian of Norwich is known as one of the great Christian mystics, so — I figure that Denys Turner is right: that in this context it means "necessary" or "inevitable." ("Julian of Norwich, Theologian," p. 51, via Google Books)
Folks have realized that sin is part of life here on Firebase Earth for a long time, and that's another topic. (Job 5:7; Catechism of the Catholic Church, 396-409)
A tip of the hat to Scott Eric Alt, on Google Plus.