Letter and Spirit: Thoughts and Silence?

In his sermon¬†On Conversion, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux quotes Acts 26:24, only he paraphrases it like this: "Too much thinking has made you mad!"Whenever I see a verse like this rendered in an unusual or thought-provoking way, I like to check out the original Greek or Hebrew, even though I'm strictly an amateur when it comes to Biblical languages.These words were spoken by¬†Festus, who is criticizing Paul when the saint is addressing Agrippa. Festus says, in G … [Read more...]