The author of the Letter to the Hebrews seems to betray a rather sketchy knowledge of scripture with his vague comment that God has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this manner, namely that God rested on the seventh day from all his works. Identifying this quote from Genesis along with the ability to quote chapter and verse may suggest a deeper knowledge of scripture, but this need not be the case. In speaking of the Truth, the late Pope Benedict reminded us that it is not we who possess the truth after having sought it, but the truth that seeks us out and possesses us. A similar assertion can be made about God’s Word in scripture: it is not we who master the sacred text, but God’s Eternal Word encountered within the text who, when invited, lovingly infiltrates the human heart and becomes its liberating Master. So until this happens in us, being able to quote chapter and verse avails us little, and our hearts will remain untouched and enslaved in ignorance and sin. Accordingly, may Saint Hilary, whose heart was transformed by his humble and diligent praying of the scriptures, intercede for the same transforming grace in us.