24 April 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

All the achievements of the saints were clearly gifts of grace from God. None of the saints had the least thing other than the goodness granted to him by the Lord God according to the measure of his gratitude and love. And what he acquired he acquired only so far as he surrendered himself to the Lord who bestowed it. - St. Maximos the Confessor, Third Century of Various Texts, par. 29

1 comment:

Wartburg said...

Pastor Weedon,
Wow, Third Century understanding has it right.