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Word of God


Written by Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), an abbot and co-founder of the Knights Templars and a major leader in the reformation of the Benedictine Order.

The Word of God is indeed a living and effective arrow, sharper than any two-edged sword to pierce the hearts of men. There is another, chosen dart: the love of Christ. This love of His is tender, wise, and strong. Tender in that He took on Him our flesh; careful and wise in that He guarded against sin; and strong in that He suffered death. It is a thing beyond all measure sweet to look upon man’s maker as a Man … a loving Friend, a prudent Counsellor, a mighty helper He! I trust myself entirely to Him who willed to save me, knew the way to do it, and had the power to carry out the work. He has sought me out and called me by His grace.


Written by Bernard of Clairvaux, the author of today’s meditation.

High and Holy God, give me this day a word of truth to silence the lies that would devour my soul and kind encouragements to strengthen me when I fall. Gracious One, I come quietly to your door needing to receive from your hands the nourishment that gives life. Amen and Amen.

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