Christ, our Light
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Commemoration of Margery Kempe, Mystic, after 1433

Let [the student of Scripture] approach the New Testament, not with an unholy curiosity, but with reverence; bearing in mind that his first and only aim and object should be that he may catch and be changed into the spirit of what he there learns. It is the food of the soul; and to be of use, must not rest only in the memory or sink into the stomach, but must pierce through the very depths of the heart and mind.
... Desiderius Erasmus (1466?-1536), quoted from the introduction to his Greek New Testament, in “The Reformers of 1498”, ch. VI, by Frederic Seebohm, The Fortnightly Review, v. VI, George Henry Lewes, ed., London: Chapman and Hall, 1866, p. 185 (see the book; see also Neh. 8:5-6; Ps. 1:2; 119; Matt. 22:42-43; Rom. 1:1-2; 3:2; 2 Cor. 4:2; Eph. 6:17; Col. 4:15-16; Heb. 4:12; more at Heart, Memory, Mind, Reverence, Scripture, Soul, Spirit)

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