From the May/June, 1998 issue of Touchstone
The Three-Hour Plan by Thomas S. Buchanan

The Three-Hour Plan

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
—Psalm 119:18

St. Caesarius (470–542), bishop of Arles, was a formidable foe of the heresy of semi-Pelagianism. He is also known for his many homilies, which were written at a very popular level. Recently I was going through some of his catechetical lectures when I was struck by the following sentence:

When the nights are rather long, who is there able to sleep so much that he cannot either read himself or listen to others read the sacred text for at least three hours?

I don’t know that I have ever met anyone who read or listened to the Scriptures three hours a . . .

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