20 June 2007

Patristic Quote for the Day

Wickedness makes a bad use not only of evil, but also of good. In the same way, holiness makes a good use not only of good, but also of evil. Thus, sinners make a bad use of the Law, although the Law is good, while saints make a good use of death, although death is an evil. - St. Augustine, *City of God* Book XIII:5

2 comments:

The Terrible Swede said...

So, Kung Fu Master Weedon, your daily series of 'Old Patristic Quote of the Day' is just really old 'Old Lutheran Quote of the Day', huh?

William Weedon said...

Dear Terrible,

LOL. If you notice that there is continuity and congruity between the earlier fathers and those of the 16th and 17th century, you just might be onto something. :)