Not that he belittled the exigence of Truth; he did but insist on a proper separation.
Now this is an amount of exigence which can never be realised.
He is there to chasten and judge; He is there "for exigence of every hour."
We have simply to draw upon Him, for exigence of every hour.
Even while he was speaking, he was struck by his own exigence, and laughed, almost ironically.