St. Justin Martyr: Unless, therefore, a man by God’s great grace receives the power to understand . . .

Icon of St. Justin Martyr“Unless, therefore, a man by God’s great grace receives the power to understand what has been said and done by the prophets, the appearance of being able to repeat the words or the deeds will not profit him, if he cannot explain the argument of them. And will they not assuredly appear contemptible to many, since they are related by those who understood them not?”

— St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho

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