Posts Tagged ‘Ancient Wisdom’

Do you beat yourself up over certain sins (as I often do)? Here’s Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) on this apparently ancient dilemma: Grief for sins is necessary, but must not beĀ perpetual. My advice is to turn back at times from sorrow and the anxious remembranceĀ of your ways, and escape to the plain, to a calm […]


This quote, especially coming from John Calvin, makes me feel a little better about having a hard time interpreting and applying some passages of Scripture: In our daily reading of Scripture we come upon many obscure passages that convict us of ignorance. With this bridle God keeps us within bounds, assigning to each his “measure […]