Friday, March 28, 2014

The Word Becomes Sweet to the Soul

Whenever, then, the Word of God enters into the ears of the body through the ministry of the preachers, the action of the divine power fuses with the sound of a human voice, and He who is the inspirer of the preacher’s office is also the strength of the hearer’s heart.  The food of the Word becomes sweet to the soul; the darkness of old is expelled by new light; the interior eye is freed from the cataracts of the ancient error; the soul passes from one will to another, and although the will that is driven out lingers on for a while, yet the newborn one claims for itself all that is better in man, so that the law of sin and the law of God do not dwell in the same way and together in the same man.

Prosper of Aquitaine, The Call of All Nations 1.8

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