Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Gregory the Great: Advice to Preachers and Confessors: from matins of the morrow

St. Gregory the Great commenting on the dogs licking the sores of Lazarus: "Often in Holy Scripture, preachers are designated by dogs. For a dog's tongue, when it licks a wound, heals it. And so when we confess our sins, the holy teachers instruct us, as though touching the wounds of our minds with their tongues."

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