Now the Scripture kindles the living spark of the soul, and directs the eye suitably for contemplation; perchance inserting something, as the husbandman when he ingrafts, but, according to the opinion of the divine apostle, exciting what is in the soul. (Stromata, Book 1, Chapter 1)
Mmm - savor that! "Scripture kindles the living spark of the soul." I read Clement and I think to myself, "I want to read Scripture with that kind of passion." Perhaps I'll sit at the feet of the fathers this summer... Book of Steps here I come!
But first, it's time for a little recreation... I think I'll go see a musical tonight. Maybe Wicked?!