True understanding of the Word of God is not dependent upon or even necessarily associated with what the world thinks of as learning or intelligence. Those who are accounted great minds by the world can be surprisingly clueless when it comes to the understanding of Scripture.
Among them is St. Bernard of Clairvaux — a mystic, preacher, contemplative and doctor of the Church. Oddly, I am none of these, so what could he teach me? How can we relate to him?
What is the humanity of St. Maybe we can find it through his life as a preacher. His preaching took place about years ago, which might suggest that he has nothing to share with people now.
Bernard reveals a sorrow that is overwhelming.
He speaks of his late brother Gerard, who was also a Cistercian monk. He did this because Gerard nearly died while traveling with Bernard.
Let me give him back to his friends, then take him if you wish, I shall not complain. In his sermon, Bernard explains how he kept dry eyes while others wept, because he had promised this to God.
However, he deeply regretted the death of his brother. Bernard has lost a blood brother and brother monk, his companion and friend. His heart breaks not only because of his own loss, but also because of his own fall.
He asked God for a specific favor, which was granted, but selfishly he was not prepared for the outcome.
He speaks of Jesus weeping at the death of Lazarus. Bernard asks God to impose a limit on his tears. Because we love so dearly that our tears splash with loss. Love and sorrow are universal.
Bernard of Clairvaux is not a dusty saint who has nothing to teach us.
Instead, he lived a life of heroic virtue, which means rising after each fall. His feast is Aug.Spirit Empowered Living Fall Holy Spirit Project This paper will integrate Scripture, lecture themes, research materials and personal experience as related to the Holy Spirit.
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