Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Fathers on Reading Scripture, XII

St Isaac the Syrian writes:
Do not approach the words of the mysteries contained in the divine Scriptures without prayer and beseeching God for help, but say: Lord, grant me to perceive the power in them! Reckon prayer to be the key to the true understanding of the divine Scriptures.
From Homily Forty-Eight of The Ascetical Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian.

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