Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This Week's Quote - Ambrose

“You must consider what this act represented and what was the reason for this outward show; it was that the young Jewish youths and maidens would be led away into exile and walk naked, ‘as my servant Isaiah walked,’ he says, ‘naked and barefoot.’ This might have been expressed in words, but God chose to enforce it by an example that the very sight might strike more terror, and what they shrank from in the body of the prophet they might utterly dread for themselves. Wherein lay the greater abhorrence: in the body of the prophet or in the sins of the disbelievers?”

- Ambrose, 333-397