09 June 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

But you say: "Granted that I can ask: how shall I be able to knock at heaven in its hidden mystery?" How? By repeating your prayers, and by waiting to see what judgment the Benefactor makes; by very patiently putting up with the delays of the Giver; because the one who, as soon as he knocks, becomes angry if he is not given an immediate hearing, is not a humble suppliant but an overbearing bully....Even if he continues to delay into the future, patiently wait for your Lord. - St. Peter Chrysologus, Homily #39 on Luke 11:5-10, par. 6

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