“Jesus said, ‘Seek, and you will find‘ (Mt 7:7). . . .
St Ephrem, a fourth century Doctor of the Church, has these beautiful words of wisdom for those who approach the fountains of the living word (Commentary on the Diatessaron, 1.18-19):
The thirsty man rejoices when he drinks and he is not downcast because he cannot empty the fountain. Rather let the fountain quench your thirst than have your thirst quench the fountain. Because if your thirst is quenched and the fountain is not exhausted you can drink from it again and whenever you are thirsty. Be grateful for what you have received and do not grumble about the abundance left behind. What you have received and what you have reached is your share, what remains is your heritage.
. . . St Jerome said: ‘Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.’” (Renu Rita Silvano, SEEKING JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, pp 13-14)