A Sermon on the Glorious Name of Jesus Christ

Saint Bernadine of Siena

…just as water gushing forth from a fountain forms at first a gentle and narrow stream that murmurs softly and sweetly, but later grows into a broad and deep river, so also the Name of Jesus seems at first to be a small sound, a phrase easily spoken, but is at the same time pregnant with meaning and overflows with a superabundance of ineffable grace.

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With thanks to World Wisdom Books and the journal Studies in Comparative Religion.