Saturday, July 04, 2009

Q106 A2: Whether one angel moves another angel's will?

No. An angel cannot move another angel's will because on the part of the power the will cannot be moved at all save by God.

Unus Angelus voluntatem alterius movere non potest quia ex parte vero ipsius potentiae, voluntas nullo modo potest moveri nisi a Deo.

For the operation of the will is a certain inclination of the willer to the thing willed. And He alone can change this inclination, Who bestowed on the creature the power to will.

Operatio enim voluntatis est inclinatio quaedam volentis in volitum. Hanc autem inclinationem solus ille immutare potest, qui virtutem volendi creaturae contulit.