Ambrose of Milan (c. 340–397): Let the Word of God come as a consuming fire

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“Let the Word of God come; let it enter the church; let it become a consuming fire, that it may burn the hay and stubble, and consume whatever is worldly; there is heavy lead of iniquity in many; let it be molten by divine fire; let the gold and silver vessels be made better, in order that understanding and speech, refined by the heat of suffering, may begin to be more precious.”

– Ambrose of Milan (c. 340-397), On Psalm 118, Sermon 13

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