And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
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Cornelius a Lapide
And they said one to another, Did not our Hearts burn within us? This was a new and certain proof that Christ was alive from the dead. For Christ taught not as Aristotle, Plato, and the philosophers, but so as to inflame the hearts of his hearers with divine love. Let then all teachers and interpreters of Holy Scripture imitate their Master, and seek not only to enlighten the understandings of those who attend upon their teaching, but to kindle the love of God in their hearts as well. Let them not be content with being as the Cherubim, but be also as the Seraphim. Let them be as S. Francis and his disciple S. Bonaventura, who became known as the "Seraphic Doctor."
So David wrote, "Thy word is very pure" (ignitum, Vulgate), Psalm 119:140; and Solomon: "Every word of God is pure," Proverbs 30:5; and Moses: "From His right hand went a fiery law," Deuteronomy 32:2.
So also Christ. declared, "I am come to send fire on the earth." Luke 12:49. Thus the Baptist "was a burning and a shini...
Why did He rise in the flesh in which He suffered, unless to show the resurrection of the flesh? And wishing to confirm this, when His disciples did not know whether to believe He had truly risen in the body, and were looking upon Him and doubting, He said to them, "Ye have not yet faith, see that it is I; " ...