Aug 20th - Bernard of Clairvaux
Say what you want to about Bernard, his heart was usually in the right place even if his head was not.
Besides, brethren, I warn you, and not only I, but God's apostle, "Believe not every spirit." We have heard and rejoice that the zeal of God abounds in you, but it behooves no mind to be wanting in wisdom. The Jews must not be persecuted, slaughtered, nor even driven out. Inquire of the pages of Holy Writ. I know what is written in the Psalms as prophecy about the Jews. "God has commanded me," says the Church, "Slay them not, lest my people forget."
-- Letter to Eastern France and Bavaria Promoting the Second Crusade, 1146.
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