Water (Bio-Living water in Scripture)
Throughout this website, the terms “Living Water” and “bio-living water” are used frequently. To avoid confusion, let me clarify the meaning of these terms as they are used in this theology. “Living Water” signifies the grace (especially Sanctifying grace) of the Holy Spirit that flows from the Sacred Heart of Jesus to spirit of man. “Bio-living water (aka Biological water)” refers to specifically structured molecules of biological water that exists within the body of man and is vital to living and functioning (on multiple levels) of the human body. It is a vital part of what JP II refers to as, the Language of the Body. Put another way, bio-living water is a result of Living Water expressed into the visible world as Actual / Gratuitous grace.
The Science of Both Biological Water and Biological Salt
Of all the molecules in the human body, 98-99% of them are water molecules. The average adult body is approximately 77% water by weight; about 66% of all the water in our body is contained within its cells. That being the case, it is important for us to understand a little bit about biological water, or as I like to call it, bio-living water.
Dr. Gerald Pollack, University of Washington professor of bioengineering, has developed a new theory of water that has been called revolutionary. He has discovered a fourth phase of water consisting of exclusion zones that are bounded, uniquely structured via the natural incorporation of hydronium ions (H3O+). These hydration shells, which coat virtually every solid cellular surface in the body, can project from a nucleating surface by distances up to a full meter (0.4+ inches). It takes millions of layers to create that depth of layering.
The discovery of structured water is revolutionizing our understanding of how the body functions. One thing it has opened our eyes to, is the profound interaction between bio-living water and photons of light. It seems that when God teaches us about Living Water and the light of Truth, he wasn’t only referring to the spiritual. In fact, because of this new understanding, we now can suggest how the Holy Spirit uses bio-living water to stop, for example, the decaying process that should occur in the deceased saints, but are instead miraculously kept fully or partially incorrupt. It also suggests the possibility of the instrumentality of water in cleansing the physical bodies of those who are receiving the Sacrament of Baptism.
Brief Primer on Biological Water
Let us begin our exploration of the relationship between biological water and our salt/dust of DNA. So what’s so different about water in and around the cell from any other type of water? First of all, we have to clarify the difference between biological water and other types of water. While water molecules can also, simultaneously, exist in a gaseous or solid state, we will concentrate on the state (i.e., liquid) that is germane to the discussion at hand. Water is given the molecular designation of H2O, i.e., two hydrogen atoms bound to one oxygen atom. The water you get from the faucet is called tap water (in cell physiology terms, it’s often called bulk water because its molecules exhibit little or no organized structure). Figure 1 provides an idealized (i.e., analogous to drawing a stick-man in an effort to represent an actual man) graphic representation of bulk water.
Figure 1: This is a highly idealized drawing of water molecules in bulk (aka, tap) water configuration.
The next water state we are concerned with is called bound water. Imagine a string of beads bound together in such a fashion so as to form a single-layered sheet of beads. After putting a very tiny dab of glue on the bottom of each bead, position the beads on a table, thus gluing the sheet to the table’s surface. In the case of bound water, it’s not glue that binds; it’s the positive and negative attraction of net ionic charges. That example would be roughly analogous to bound water. Each bead represents a single molecule of water. The glue represents the attraction of the two opposite electrical charges between the water molecule and the surface to which it is bound. The table represents a macromolecule, such as a biological protein or DNA.
The last state of water we will discuss is vicinal water. A graphical representation of vicinal (aka structured) water can be seen in Figure 2. Vicinal water is similar to bound water with a few distinctions; vicinal water consists of one layer of bound water together with multiple layers of additional water molecules stacked on top of the bound layer. Vicinal water can attain thicknesses of up to millions of layers of water molecules. These layers are called exclusion zones, which generate electrical currents which cause bio-living water to flow. Vicinal water produces greater hydrogen bonding, a lower density of water molecules, and greater viscosity (gel-like consistency).
Figure 2: This is a highly idealized drawing of the arrangement of water molecules in a ‘structured’ or ‘vicinal’ configuration. The dotted line represents the surface of any intracellular molecule
Biological Water and Protons
Our body is a liquid crystalline (stone/salt and water) organism (remember, our salt/dust of DNA is crystalline in structure). It is, in fact, quantum coherent. Think about that. Our body consists of trillions upon trillions of living cells functioning with lightning speed as one cohesive and coherent organism. According to researchers at the University of Washington, electronic devices, such as computers and iPads, work by sending information, and receive information using electrons (hence the description, electronic devices). Humans, all biological life for that matter, use protons or ions to accomplish the same thing.
It is water, through the formation of a glass-like structure of water molecules, which coats the surface of a protein (thus creating a hydration shell), that affects the speed of protein communication — even to the point of stopping it — with other cells in the body. The effect of structured water on communication occurs both within the cell (intracellular) and between cells in other parts of the body (extracellular).
Research has now shown that protons moving within and between cells are not traveling independently of the changing structure of the water molecules coating the cell, its contents (e.g. proteins), and even the cell structure itself. The ever-changing three-dimensional hydration shell coating all the surfaces within the cell, including proteins, is shaped by the environment present within the cell. It is this water molecule topography (‘topography’ is not a term normally used in cell physiology, but I think it helps to visualize the process that is being described) that enslaves the migrating proton and guides it through the cell. You may be asking yourself; what is the significance of protons in the functioning of the body? According to Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, research indicates that protons are involved in regulating the function of enzymes (a protein that significantly speeds up chemical reaction within the cell). In other words, protons play a role in the speed (both increasing or decreasing — even to the point of stopping chemical reaction) with which proteins are able to do their job. Extrapolating from that, we can say that protons play a role in whether our biological water is either fresh/pure or salty.
All living organisms are a liquid crystal mineral/dust/stone matrix. Research now points to the belief that the primary purpose of this cellular connectedness is to facilitate ultra-fast communication (expression in the context of STOSS) within the body, thus enabling the many trillions of cells that comprise the human body to function as a cohesive and coherent whole. How fast does this communication occur? In a computer simulation of water molecules guiding protons through a nanotube tunnel, approximately seventeen water molecules traversed the nanotube every nanosecond (a nanosecond is one billionth of a second). Ho and associates believe that every cell in the entire human organism is linked via proton channels through which water molecules escort the proton; a single cell is not only linked locally but also globally within the human body.
I want to tell you about a very recently discovered behavior of water which is astounding scientists — a behavior that is not even possible in the classical physical world. That behavior is this: water molecules (one oxygen ion and two protons) are able to behave as though they were a photons (i.e., light, quantum energy) when traveling through the ultra-confined nanotubes of the cell (a nanotube — only recently discovered through the use of light microscopy — is something like a cellular tunnel connecting one cell to other cells. That means the physical laws of the classical world no longer apply to biological water when exiting or entering the cell via the nanotube; the water molecule becomes delocalized (non-local means the particle no longer exist within the confines of space and time). This “quantum tunneling”, as it is called, means that the water molecule simply passes through the cell barrier/membrane without any energy consumption.. This discovery is so new that scientists aren’t really sure what the full ramifications of this information are going to be. This phenomenon has also been found to exist with protons traveling through the microscopic fissure in ice.
Biological Water and Genetic Function
Now that we have examined how structured water enables mind-boggling communication speed between the cells of our body, let us now examine the affect that structured water plays on the function of our DNA in general and our genes in particular. The impact of structured water on our biological function can produce either good or bad consequences, depending on the overflow of our inner heart.
Water’s role in cell architecture and function
The structuring of water depends upon the environment existing within the cell, i.e., the energy state and ionic content of the cell. The entire molecule of DNA within every cell has a hydration shell of varying numbers of layers – up to around millions of layers thick. Furthermore, the numbers of layers can be affected by the presence of electromagnetic radiation (photons of light) generated by the body itself. This is significant. The thickness of the hydration shell itself will cause the DNA molecule to change its shape — bending or straightening it.
The living cell is in a state of continuous fluctuation of the structure of water molecules. These fluctuations maintain balance within the cell. Without this balance, the organism cannot function properly. According to biologist Vladimir Voeikov, there are increasing amounts of scientific evidence indicating that biological water, working together with the solid surfaces of, and within, the cell (e.g. proteins, DNA, and cell membranes), determine the organization of living organisms at all levels.
What does this mean? A protein surrounded by a stabilized structure of water (high hydrogen bonding) will be less likely to unfold (protein unfolding or failing to fold properly, results in either the cessation of the function of the protein or it causes the protein to malfunction) while a less stable water structure would allow for more protein flexibility and an increased possibility of unfolding. Scientific research is increasingly pointing to the notion that even major conversions of the shape of proteins are the result of structured water within the protein's environment.
Why is protein shape important? Most often, when a protein is made by the genes within one cell, it is intended to deliver its instructions to a different cell. Depending on what type of cell it is, each cell in the body has ‘receptors’ outside the cell wall. A protein and a receptor have a sort of lock and key relationship. The key is the protein and the lock is the receptor. If the shape of the key does not correspond with the shape of the lock, the door will not open and the instructions that the protein is carrying will not be delivered to the cell. When a protein is made, it folds into a particular shape so that it will fit into the receptor of the target cell, opening the door, so to speak. When the door is open to the target cell, it will receive and carry out the instructions it received from the protein.
One example of a protein’s impact on the bodies’ sanctification, or lack thereof, is monoamine oxidase. Why is this protein important? It is a protein that degrades amine neurotransmitters, such as dopamine (a major hormone involved in addictions ... lusts), norepinephrine (a stress hormone that is also involved in fight-or-flight response, and has a serious effect on the entire body), and serotonin (affects the function of most of our forty-million brain cells, including those associated with mood, sexual desire and function, appetite, sleep, and more). Studies have shown that conversions (shape changes) of minor populations of proteins can serve as the seed for shape changes of the entire population of the same kind of protein — creating a domino effect. I could go on, but I think this is sufficient to understand the significance of the symbolism of the Dead Sea — salt [of DNA] and [fresh versus deadly salt] biological water.
Good Biological Water versus Bad Biological Water
Our dust/stone of DNA is analogous to the computer hardware of our body, while the epigenome is the software that actually tells our computer what to do. I have come to understand it is generally true that, in the Bible, stone is used to represent the entire body of man – the complete set of DNA molecules within the body; dust is used to remind us of our humble origins — that we shouldn’t be filled with pride as Satan was when he was created, and; salt is used to represent the results of the biological function of our genome — said function being respondent to environment and behavior via epigenetic plasticity.
In the Old Covenant, the bad connotations of the word salt generally, but with at least one exception, reference fallen man. This can be seen by recalling what God said to St. Hildegard. She was told that virtually all of Adam’s seed, up until the time of the first covenants with Abraham and Moses (and the giving of the Law), had been devoured by Satan. This is because the inner heart of fallen man — that which man’s scriptural mouth/body was designed by God to express — was dead and unfruitful.
James adds another element to the internal symbolism of salt, one that is relevant to the Dead Sea. He adds the element of water. He writes:
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brethren, this ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening fresh water and brackish [partially salty]? Can a fig tree, my brethren, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh. Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom (James 3:10-13).
We begin to see there is a definite difference between good water and bad water in Scripture. Furthermore, these two classifications refers directly to fallen versus redeemed man. In several passages (e.g., Dt. 29:23, Job 39:6, Ps. 107:34, Jer. 17:6) salt is used to describe a barren and lifeless wasteland. Scripture tells us how enemies, after capturing a land, would sow salt so that nothing would grow (e.g. Judges 9:45). However, there is one salt that purifies salt water; that makes it become fresh, pure, and fruitful. In 2 Kings we read:
Now the men of the city said to Eli′sha, “Behold, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land is unfruitful.” He said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went to the spring of water and threw salt in it, and said, “Thus says the Lord, I have made this water wholesome; henceforth neither death nor miscarriage shall come from it.” So the water has been wholesome to this day, according to the word which Eli′sha spoke (2 Kgs. 2:19-22).
The new bowl signifies the newly resurrected and glorified body of Christ. The “salt” that was poured into the bad water is a type of the risen physical (not mortal, but glorified) body of Christ. We now begin to understand how the bad water is made good. All grace — all living water enters into the world through the instrumentality of the humanity — the flesh (the salt of DNA) of the Son of God.
We can also see that the Dead/Salt Sea refers to fallen man’s biology by contrasting it to how Scripture identifies eschatological man, particularly those who are resurrected into Eternal Life. Keep in mind that our bodies are composed of minerals that are crystalline in structure. As was said before, we are liquid crystalline organisms — water and salt. In fact, it was x-ray crystallography that allowed James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin to discover that the “B” form of DNA was in the shape of a double helix.
With that understanding, let’s look at some biblical characterizations of the flesh/body (composed of crystalline stones) of purified man:
1. By way of reminder, let us not forget that Lot’s wife became a pillar of crystalline salt on the very shores of the Dead Sea, as a direct result of her sinful and disobedient heart.2. Ezekiel writes, “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone [emphasis mine] was your covering, carnelian, topaz, and jasper, chrysolite, beryl, and onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and wrought in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared” (Ez. 28:13). Keep in mind that man did not wear clothing in Eden. Adam and Eve had not yet sinned, nor were inclined to sin. The only covering they had was their perfectly good body from which radiated light;3. In Revelations, we read, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more” (Rev. 21:1). Why is the sea singled out for exclusion? There’s no mention of lakes, rivers, ponds, etc. being excluded from the new earth. All seas, by definition, are salt water; some more than others. Scripture is referencing the fact that, after the resurrection, the bodies of the saved are pure. No longer is our salt of DNA acting as the mouth for an impure heart. We are no longer salt water, but have become pure water, precious stones. Our DNA, our salt, i.e., mineral crystals, have been purified and become transparent gems, more precious than anything we can imagine;4. In Revelations we read, “and before the throne there is as it were a sea of glass, like crystal” (Rev. 4:6). The sea of salt is fallen man. The sea” of glass is man resurrected into eternal Life. The reason v. 6 doesn’t say it is an actual sea of glass is because Scripture is being consistent with Revelations use of sea as a symbol of fallen man’s body, and;5. St. Teresa of Avila’s (a Doctor of the Church) was given a vision by God of a beautiful crystal globe containing seven rooms. She tells us this globe was in the shape of a castle. Teresa began to look upon the soul, which is the syubstantial form of the body, as a single diamond or of very clear crystal! She goes on to write, “All our interest is centered in the rough setting of the diamond, and in the outer wall of the castle — that is to say, in these bodies of ours.” The entire castle, including the walls, i.e., flesh, were pure crystal.
There is another scientific reason that points to the deeper meaning of transparent, precious stones and their symbolism in depicting purified man. Sodium is a common element of both organic (part of our biological make-up) and inorganic (geological) salt. According to Dr. Artem Oganov, all materials under sufficiently high pressure must turn into a metal. Even hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, will undergo metallization under such extreme pressures. What’s particularly interesting, however, is this: the element sodium (part of our salt of DNA), which is an elemental metal, does just the opposite. Under sufficiently high pressure (2 million atmospheres), the metallic structure of sodium (normally a white metal) collapses and is replaced by a new non-metallic structure. Furthermore, the new sodium becomes transparent, just like glass. This chemical phenomenon was experimentally proven by Mikhail Eremets and was published in the March 12, 2014, edition of the Journal Nature. It is symbolic.
The biblical uses of crystal, transparent, glass-like, etc. mentioned above are types of eschatological man — man resurrected into eternal Life. He will still have a liquid crystal body – glorified, purified, but still physical). The catalyst for this transformation is symbolized by a sort of crushing, but salvific, pressure. What biblical symbol is used to signify this intense and transforming pressure? The answer is, the wine-press. It is used by Jesus in the parable of the landlord and his tenants (Mt. 21:33, Mk. 12:1). Origen interprets the wine press as referring to the altar [upon which is offered to the Father the Passion and bodily death of our Savior on the cross (SML)].
agrees, identifying the wine-press as a symbol of a place of offering (i.e., the altar). St. Jerome
Is this an accurate interpretation? St. Hildegard writes, “[Jesus] was placed on the wine-press, where wine was to be pressed out without the dregs of fermentation, because He the cornerstone fell upon the press and made such wine that it gave forth the greatest odor of sweetness.” This text is clearly equating the wine-press with Jesus’ passion and death on the cross. What happens at Mass? We are united with Jesus on his cross – the wine press (see http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10006a.htm). It is on the wood of the Cross — the wine-press — that all the members of the Mystical Body of Christ are married to the Bridegroom.
Water and the Holy Spirit
In this section, we are going to discuss the relationship between the Holy Spirit and water (including biological water). It is undeniable that Scripture seems to indicate a very special relationship between water and the Holy Spirit. The manna that prefigured the body of Jesus in the Eucharist was brought to the people by the water in the form of dew (Ex. 16:13-14). In Scripture, dew and other forms of water (but not salt water) are associated with heaven (Gen. 27:39), freshness (Num. 19:17), newness (Deut. 32:2), life (Is. 26:19), and fruitfulness (Ez. 47:7-10). All of these suggest (through appropriation) a correlation between the Holy Spirit and water. This relationship is not simply symbolic; the Holy Spirit physically and visibly impacts water.
Often times, the Holy Spirit uses organic materials to affect that physical/visible change. In Genesis 7:16-17, Moses turns the waters of the Nile into blood. At the wedding feast at Cana, Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, turns water into wine (John 2:5-9). In the books of Exodus, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, and Joshua, there are mentions of bodies of water being divided by the power of the Holy Spirit. Both Elijah and Elisha used a sheepskin mantle (the same mantle Elijah used to cover his face when, on the Holy Mountain, the glory of God manifested itself) to initiate the splitting of water. Before Elijah is taken up in a chariot of fire, Elisha said, “I pray you, let me inherit a double share of your spirit” (2 Kgs. 2:9). How was this prayer granted? Elijah is taken up and his mantle falls to the earth to be taken possession of by Elisha, who then “took up the mantle of Eli′jah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Eli′jah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, saying, ‘Where is the Lord, the God of Eli′jah?’ And when he had struck the water, the water was parted to the one side and to the other, and Elisha went over” (2 Kgs. 2:14). We know that the mantle was an instrument of the Holy Spirit’s power because of what is written in the next verse. It reads, “When the company of prophets who were at Jericho saw him at a distance, they declared, ‘The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha’” (2 Kgs. 2:14-15).
It is important to note the material of the mantle. In this passage, Elijah possessed the power of the Holy Spirit, as symbolized by his possession of the mantle of sheepskin (cf. 1 Kgs 19:13, 19; 2 Kgs 2:8, 13-14). We should also note that God revealed to St. Hildegard that the flesh of fallen man was referred to as sheepskin. She writes, “In place of his luminous garment, Adam was given a sheepskin, and God substituted for Paradise a place of exile.”
I believe that water is to the Holy Spirit, what Jesus’ humanity is to God. They are both means through which a covenant of salt is made and fulfilled. Both are instruments used by God to create man perfectly, and then sanctify man after the fall so that, after Redemption, man could be fully united with the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit. This, by the way, is also what the Dead Sea and Ezekiel’s dream of the rebuilt temple teaches us about covenants.
Before I start, I want to make the following very clear. Relative to the instrumentality of water in the sacrament of Baptism, what I am writing in this section is classified as theological opinion. There are several opinions by theologians relative to this topic. This discussion can be explored more fully here [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13295a.htm]. Theological debate about the instrumental causality of grace in the sacraments is still classified as an unsettled controversy. Consequently, “theologians are perfectly free to dispute and differ as to the manner of instrumental causality. Lis est adhuc sub judice [the dispute is still under the judge].” As I understand it, I believe my opinion would be consistent with, and supportive of, the Thomistic viewpoint.
Baptism: Purification of the Body by the Holy Spirit
All Sacraments of the Church are perfected through the use of both form and matter. In the case of Baptism, the matter used is water. In addition to many passages in Scripture, advances made in the scientific understanding of the role of water and light (electromagnetic radiation) in cellular function make it plausible to ponder the idea that the water is not only a sign of the effect of the Sacrament, i.e., purification, but is also an instrumental cause of that purification. By the way, we already mentioned that electromagnetic energy (photons of light) affect biological water which, in turn, affects the function of the body at every level. While we won’t go into any detail about this fact, it is germane to our subject at hand. So, I just want to bring up that our biological heart is the largest generator of light in the human body.
Scripture provides us with at least one direct linkage between Baptism, biological water, and dust. In Scripture, we read,
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. ... “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay [recall the epigenetic significance of clay] of the spittle and anointed the man's eyes with the clay, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Silo′am" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing (Jn. 9:1-7).
The miracle of the healing of the blind man is different from most, if not all, other healings in Scripture. It is the first time, with the qualified exception of Mark 7:32-35 and 8:23-25, that Jesus used a “prop” that was external to his body to perform a miracle. Both passages from Mark contain the component of spit — symbolizing biological water — to accomplish a physical and spiritual healing, but do not contain a direct linkage to Baptism. The probable reason that the linkage to Baptism was included in John’s passages is, as Dr. Scott Hahn tells us, “[During the Feast of the Tabernacles] the priests daily poured out water from the Pool of Siloam on the altar steps (part of the ritual purification) and kept the Temple courts illuminated twenty-four hours a day [for the seven days of the feast (Dt. 16:14)] in anticipation of the eschatological [end-time] prophesies [i.e., the final “harvest”] (see Ezek. 47:1-12; Joel 3:18; Zech. 14:8). In the midst of this, Jesus claims himself to be the true source of water and light, and brings light to a blind man through the waters of Siloam, thus supporting his claim to be the true Temple.”
Before sending the blind man off to be washed in the pool of Siloam (a type of the New Covenant baptismal fount), Jesus combines the dust of the earth with spit (representing bio-living water) from his mouth to make clay which he then applies to the blind man’s eyes. All three elements of this miracle: 1) the pool of Siloam; 2) the dust of the earth; and, 3) the spit from the mouth of Jesus; were all signs of the means through which we become one Mystical Body with the New Covenant Temple — the fulfillment of the New and everlasting Covenant of Salt. St. Peter tells us, “Come to him, to that [living stone – emphasis SML], rejected by men but in God’s sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Pt. 2:4-5). In other words, the members of the body of Christ, i.e., the Church, are also living stones and the spiritual house is the Temple (the ONLY place a holy priesthood could offer sacrifices). We are partaking in the New and everlasting Covenant of Salt.
All three elements were a symbolic part of the means by which the blind man would experience physical and spiritual healing/purification. James writes, “If one of you says to them,’“Go in peace; keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it” (James 2:16)? His sight is associated with light — the light of Truth radiated through the Holy Spirit (cf. Jn. 3:19-21; Lk. 11:33). How did this sight come about? The answer is: 1) through the pool of Siloam, which symbolizes purification through the waters of Baptism; 2) through the dust of the earth with which Jesus made healing clay, representing the salt of his DNA; and 3) through the spit from Jesus mouth he made the dust into clay (cf. 2 Cor. 4:1-7; Rom. 9:21), which represents the biological water (including the biological water present in blood) that works in conjunction with his salt of DNA to express the light of Truth which is the Holy Spirit.
There is further evidence that water plays an instrumental role in the healing and sanctification of man. According to revelations given to St. Hildegard by God, “The Son of God … surrendered to the waters and made them holy with his body [SML]” (cf. Mt 3:13; Mk. 1:9). This would seem to indicate that water, itself, has been changed – sanctified via the physical body of Jesus. Furthermore, there is evidence that the instrumental effectiveness of Holy Water was not conditional on the faith of the one on whom it was being used. Rather, the water alone worked cures without the “participation” of the creature. According to Henre Leclercq, “It is recorded that a man named Aphraates cured the horse of an emperor by having it drink water blessed by the local bishop, and by making the sign of the cross while it drank.”
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