06 June 2007

Patristic Quote of the Day - #2

[I'm preparing to teach on Cain and Abel tonight and was reviewing St. Augustine's treatment of the same, when was reminded of this gem:]

As for ruling over sin, each man will do that as soon as he subdues sin by his contrition and gives up defending it and so yielding to it. Otherwise, if a man offers protection to his sin, he will end as its slave. (City of God, Book XV, Chapter 7)

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