25 July 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

It is not merely that the Church was barren like Sarah, or became a mother of many children like her, but she bore them in the way Sarah did. As it was not nature but the promise of God which rendered Sarah a mother, [for the word of God which said, At the time appointed I will return unto you, and Sarah shall have a son, (Gen. xviii. 14.) this entered into the womb and formed the babe,] so also in our regeneration it is not nature, but the Words of God spoken by the Priest, (the faithful know them,) which in the Bath of water as in a sort of womb, form and regenerate him who is baptized. - St. John Chrysostom, *Homily on Galatians 4*

5 comments:

Mike Keith said...

What a great quote! Thanks Wil! I very much appreciate the daily quotations from the Church Fathers and the Lutheran Fathers, Thank you for providing this to us!

Lutheran Lucciola said...

Listening to you on the Pirate station feed, good show today!
Your voice doesn't sound like it would belong to you, funny how that happens sometimes.

William Weedon said...

Pr. Keith,

A joy to put them up! Glad you find them of use.

Lucciola,

Now what does that mean? I've been told before that my body does fit my writing either. That one cracked me up!!! I'm supposed to be big and old and grave or something, and I'm like HUH? Sorry, but I'm rather short and wiry and definitely not old... (hey, I can dream). ;)

Polycarp said...

I greatly enjoy these quotes, and especially the ones from John Chrysostom.

Lutheran Lucciola said...

I don't know, I can't explain it! Not that I thought you would sound like Mickey Mouse on helium, but something was just different!

I get the same thing, don't worry. I have a deeper voice and I sound more serious than people think. Not like "Maude", but people are surprised.