29 January 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

No sin is so great it can conquer the munificence of the Master. Even if one is a fornicator, or an adulterer... the power of the gift and the love of the Master are great enough to make all sins disappear and to make the sinner shine more brightly than the rays of the sun. - St. John Chrysostom


Anonymous said...

Sadly, we so often take this for granted or forget it!

Even more sadly, so many are so wrapped up in the cords of sin and death and Satan that they are finally blinded to our Master's mercy and redemption.

For those who are blinded to or reject Love Incarnate, let us pray to the Lord!
Lord have mercy!


Wartburg said...

Pastor Weedon,
Greetings to you. Here is my BLOG as well http://lutherlebensstil.blogspot.com/
I would love for Lutheran people to read the Luther quotes I've selected and comment as well. I've been enjoying your BLOG well. When I first came upon this I thought you went "Greek". After reading and daily watching I know that your intense love for GOD and OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST is all wrapped up in this endeavor. AT BORDERS book store yesterday I saw the book(s) that one of your friends gave to you as a present, it has a "P" (greek) title on it. I almost bought this but I thought I would wait a bit... Hope all is well.
P.S. Your explanation concerning the OIL in MATTHEW 25 was excellent. Too, your explanation concerning TO THE PURE ALL THINGS ARE PURE is the very best one I've ever heard-It made me FREE.

William Weedon said...

Dear Padre George,

It is indeed far too easy for us to take it for granted or think it not true - but it is true. Glory be to Jesus Christ! I tell you, old Chrysostom could preach some powerful forgiveness. I have been amazed for years that Luther, who relied so heavily on Chrysostom's insights for his lectures, didn't pick up the Gospel from the Golden Mouth.

Dear Sal,

DUDE!!! How good to hear from you! Thanks for the kind works. Look forward to checking out your blog. Took me a second to remember you were talking about the Philokalia. If you get a chance, pick up volume one and study St. Mark the Ascetic's *On those who think they are made righteous by works.* Whew! Good stuff.