The Feeding of the Bridegroom

Sermon 71 on The Song of Songs

The end of the last sermon shall be this one's beginning. The Bridegroom, then, is a lily, but not a lily among thorns, for he who has no sin has no thorns. It is the Bride he describes as a lily among thorns, for if she said that she had no thorn, she would be deceiving herself, and the truth would not be in her. ...

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