What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scripture, I learnt in woods and fields. I have had no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.

St Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153), France

Golden Glow

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 18th 2015

8 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. What a lovely photo

    I am not quite sure what to make of the words of Bernard, given that other people later decided he should be called a “Saint”, apparently.

  2. Amfortas says:

    You should read what other saints have said at one time or another as they trod their paths to sainthood. St Bernard was a man with his feet firmly planted in his ‘here and now’, fully conscious of his natural world. It was his inspiration to find its Creator.

  3. Ginnie says:

    However, whenever, or wherever any of us become saints, Cherry, I do suspect we’ve all had to learn the Basics of Life and Love from Creation itself…all around us. First and foremost!

  4. lisl says:

    I am just enjoying the sunshine on those bright red leaves, Cherie!