751. When they were assembled, the priest went up into the pulpit and preached a sermon full of the spirit of wisdom. Its subject was the holiness of Sacred Scripture, and how by its means the Lord is linked with both the spiritual and the natural worlds. The enlightenment he enjoyed enabled him to prove fully that this holy book was dictated by the Lord Jehovah, so that He was present in it, to such an extent that He was the wisdom it contains. But the wisdom, which is the Lord Himself in it, lies hidden beneath the literal sense, and is not laid open except to those who possess the truths of doctrine and at the same time lead a good life, so that they are in the Lord and the Lord is in them. He ended his sermon with an earnest prayer, and then came down.
As the congregation was leaving, the angel asked the priest to say a few words of greeting to his ten companions. So he came over to them, and they talked together for half an hour. The priest spoke about the Divine Trinity, saying it was in Jesus Christ, in whom dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, as the Apostle Paul stated. Afterwards he spoke about the union of charity and faith, but what he said was the union of charity and truth, because faith is truth.