20 February 2009

Fatherly Wisdom-The Lord Offers His Wine

In applying Hosea 2:8 to those who misinterpret the words of sacred Scripture, Gregory the Great gives this great quote about what the Lord gives in the preaching of His Scripture:

"The Lord 'offers his wine to us' when he fills us with the most sublime preaching of his Scripture. He also 'provides us with his oil' when he orders our lives with gentle smoothness by his more obvious teachings. He 'multiplies silver' when he supplies us with eloquent words filled with the light of truth. And he 'gives us gold' when he soothes our heart with an understanding of supreme splendor." (Gregory the Great, The Book of Pastoral Rule, part III, chapter 24.)

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