Don’t Ask! – a Quote from Chrysostom

advent.wreathChrysostom: (Matthew Homily 4.3)

“Do not speculate beyond the text.  Do not require of it something more than what it simply says.  Do not ask, ‘But precisely how was it that the Spirit accomplished this in a virgin?”  For even when nature is a work, it is impossible fully to explain the manner of the formation of the person.  How then, when the Spirit is accomplishing miracles, shall we be able to express their precise causes? ….’I know nothing more,’ he in effect says, ‘but that what was done was the work of the Holy Spirit.’”

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