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On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part II of II)

December 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Meditations: Seasonal

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On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part II of II) Advent Homily of St. Bernard of Clairvaux   Editor’s Note: In part I, we looked at Isaiah’s prophecy of the sign given by God Himself: a virgin who will give birth to Emmanuel.  We also examined that, as opposed to Adam, Emmanuel would choose good and reject evil.  Today, we will look at St. Bernard’s interpretation... Read More

On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part I of II)

December 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Meditations: Seasonal

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 On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part I of II) Advent Homily of St. Bernard of Clairvaux “And the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying: Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God, either unto the depth of hell, or unto the height above. And Ahaz said: I will not ask, and I will not tempt the Lord.” (Isaiah 7:10-12) WE have heard Isaiah persuading King Ahaz to ask for a sign... Read More

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