Then He said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.’

~ Matthew 13:52

This website is an endeavor to pursue the “love of the good and beautiful” through meditation and reflection upon patristic and modern theologians.

How different is the man who devotes himself to the study of the law of the Most High. He will seek out the wisdom of all the ancients and be occupied with their prophecies. He will preserve the discourse of notable men and penetrate the subtleties of parables. He will seek out the hidden meanings of proverbs and be engaged in the riddles of parables. . . . He will travel through the land of foreign nations and test the good and evil among men.  He will give his heart to rising early before the Lord who created him, and will make supplication to the Most High; and he will open his mouth in prayer and make supplication for his sins.  If the great Lord wills, he will be filled with the Spirit of understanding. He will pour forth words of His wisdom, and in prayer he will give thanks to the Lord. He will direct his counsel and knowledge aright, and he will reflect on His hidden things. He will reveal instruction in his teaching and boast in the law of the Lord’s covenant.

~ Wisdom of Sirach 39:1-8

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