Were I to sit with the setting sun warm upon my face, she might cast a long shadow of the man I want to be. The dark form waits patiently, watching, growing whether or not anyone looks on. When brightness makes clear what does not belong, it shows...
East: Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil, John Chrysostom. West: Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great. All emphasized hermeneutics cannot be severed from character, disposition, obedience. Enter their world with humility, self-awareness, listening ears, prayer and humor. The fathers —writing as pastors— offer proximity to biblical writers and understanding of our roots. Exegesis at Alexandria: allegory...