Tuesday, December 16, 2008

marymajor's Advent Calendar: December 20

December 20

Every valley shall be filled, because the hearts of the humble will be replenished, by the teachings of sacred truth, with the gift of virtues, according to that which was written: Thou sendest forth springs in the vales (Psalms 103:10). And whence again was it said also: And the val shall abound with corn (Psalms 64:14).

...We already behold, we already look upon the valleys abounding in corn, because the mouths of those who are mild and gentle and who seem to the world contemptible, are now filled with the food of truth.

- St. Gregory; Pope and Doctor