Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wisdom from the Fathers - Cyprian & Chrysostom

Saint Cyprian of Carthage, on how to be spiritual: 
"It entails being humble in our life-style, steadfast in our faith, modest in our words, just in our actions, merciful in our dealings, disciplined in our conduct, incapable of inflicting a wrong but able to bear one inflicted on us; keeping peace with our brothers; loving God with all our heart; cherishing Christ...[and] clinging tenaciously to His love; standing brave and confident by His Cross; and whenever His Name and honor are involved, displaying in our speech the constancy to confess Him, or under torture the courage to fight for Him, and in death the patience for which we shall be crowned."

Saint John Chrysostom, on Jesus' parable in Matthew 21: 28-31:
"It is an evil thing not to choose the good from the start, but it is a heavier charge not even to be brought around....Let no one be like this, but though he might be sunk down to an extremity of wickedness, let him not despair of being able to change for the better."

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

Interesting blog. I found your post on copyrights helpful. I would suspect the internet has complicated things. I try to ask when I "borrow" photos but it isn't alway easy... :)