The blessed Virgin received the rays of “the sun” when she conceived the Lord. That is, the divinity of our Redeemer cloaked itself with the covering of human nature as with a shade, and by this means a virgin’s womb was able to bear him.
We must learn to read the Scriptures again as a history of salvation that implicates our future.
Instead of fretting over the present global catastrophe, read old books, and live in your neighborhood, doing whatever else you can, according to the ability God has given you.
When it comes to scriptural interpretation, it’s crucial to take history seriously — or so I’ve read. Many of us, it seems, are simply not taking history seriously enough.