Then spoke the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:
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Ambrose of Milan
Now then, the butler was reminded of his own dream through the dream of the king and said, “I remember my sin.” That confession was late indeed, but would it were true. After committing sin, you confess what you should have avoided before you committed sin. How swiftly you had forgotten, “Remember me.” Of course you know that this word was spoken at that time, but you had ears blunted by the arrogance of power, and being drunk with wine, you did not hear the words of sobriety. Even now, “remember me,” you that confess your sin late. You that inquire of the mere servant, why do you deny the Master? Now be drunk, not with wine but with the Holy Spirit. Remember what the baker suffered, with whom you slept your sleep and dreamed your dream. He too was a chief, and chief over the royal banquets, which were part of the work of the bakers. He believed that he was exalted because he had in his power the king’s bread; he did not know that such power took many turns. He threatened others, altho...
See God’s wonderful design. First he let him have recourse to all those considered wise in those parts so that, when their ignorance was demonstrated, then this prisoner, this captive, this slave, this Hebrew, might be brought forward and unravel what was a mystery to so many, and thus Joseph might make clear to everyone the grace that had descended on him from above. So when all the wise men arrived and were unable to say anything or even open their mouths, then the chief cupbearer’s memory returned, and he informed Pharaoh of what had happened to him, saying, “Today I’m going to bring to light my fault.”