27 May 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

Let us then in everything believe God, and gainsay Him in nothing, though what is said seem to be contrary to our thoughts and senses, but let His word be of higher authority than both reasonings and sight. Thus let us do in the mysteries also, not looking at the things set before us, but keeping in mind His sayings. For His word cannot deceive, but our senses are easily beguiled. That has never failed, but this in most things goes wrong. Since then the word says, This is my body, let us both be persuaded and believe, and look at it with the eyes of the mind. - - St. John Chrysostom, Homily 81 on St. Matthew

2 comments:

L P Cruz said...

Which reminds me, Pr. Will, do you break the host?

LPC

William Weedon said...

Not during the consecration, of course! I'm a Lutheran!!! I break it only during the Agnus Dei, in order to EAT it.