10 June 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

That is, when there is hope of mercy, when it is the time of pardon, when there is opportunity for repentance, let us confess to him as Father, so that we do not experience him as Judge; let us disclose to his kindness what we have done so that we are not forced to explain to his severity what we hide in silence; let us tell our sins in the time of indulgence, lest if we keep silent we weep when we receive a sentence. And why should I say more, brothers? This most compassionate prophet exhorts us to stay ahead, not of the Judge, but of judgment. - St. Peter Chrysologus, On Psalm 94 (95), Sermon #46 par 3

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