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Author QuotedL.C. Fillion
Title QuotedStudy of the Bible
Date (Year/Month/Day)1949/08/26
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1926I
QuotationMy pious Abbe Fillion suggests that, when we are stumped and cannot find out the meaning of a passage of Scripture, we ought to pray to the "sacred author," that is, to whomever it was that served as God's instrument in writing the work. The suggestion appeals to me, for I have a great though confused affection for the writers of the Bible. I feel closer to them than to almost any other writers I know of. Isaias, Job, Moses, David, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are all part of my life. They are always about me.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 362
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