I am re-reading G K Chesterton’s Orthodoxy. It contains these words:
“If you draw a giraffe, you must draw him with a long neck. If, in your bold creative way, you hold yourself free to draw a giraffe with a short neck, you will really find that you are not free to draw a giraffe.”
For much of the sixteen years that I have been a Catholic, I have been trying to draw a giraffe with a short neck.