Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wisdom from the Fathers - St Gregory the Great

     Saint Gregory the Theologian commenting on Isaiah chapter 55: "The divine nature cannot be apprehended by human reason." 

     Saint Gregory and many other Church Fathers counseled against trying to use human reason to understand God's purposes, as the Jews did in Luke chapter 13. Jesus told them straight out that they were wrong in assuming that a massacre and a building collapse were God's judgement on those who died. Instead, Jesus told them such things are reminders that unless we repent we too shall perish.

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