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Lectio Divina – Quotes related to the Third Sunday of Advent

Jn 1:6-8, 19-28, Third Sunday of Advent (B)

Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-614): The way of the Lord is made straight to the heart, when the word of truth is heard with humility; the way of the Lord is made straight to the heart, when the life is formed upon the commandment.

St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407):There is one among you.” It was fitting that Christ should mix with the people, and be one of the many, showing everywhere His humility.

Theophylact of Ochrid (1055-1107): Or it was, that our Lord was in the midst of the Pharisees; and they not knowing Him. For they thought that they knew the Scriptures, and therefore, inasmuch as our Lord was pointed out there, He was in the midst of them, i.e. in their hearts. But they knew Him not, inasmuch as they understood not the Scriptures. Or take another interpretation. He was in the midst of them, as mediator between God and man, wishing to bring them, the Pharisees, to God. But they knew Him not.

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