No Other Name

The name of Jesus is not only light but also food; it is also oil, without which all food of the soul is dry; it is salt, without whose seasoning whatever is set before us is insipid; finally, it is honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, rejoicing in the heart, and at the same time medicine.  Every discourse in which his name is not spoken is without savor.

– St. Bernard, Sermons on the Song of Songs, quoted in John Calvin’s Institutes, Book II, Chapter XVI, addressing “The Redeemer.”  Cf. Acts 4.12; Mt 1.21.

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