10 October 2007

Patristic Quote for the Day

Indeed, with reverence for the price paid on our behalf, and with love for our Master who paid it, and as having accepted His love for us, let us recognize that, if He had not wished to save by means of Himself us who have been purchased, He would not have come down to earth, nor would He have been slain for our sake. But, as it is written, He has done this because He wills that all should be saved. --St. Symeon the New Theologian, *On the Mystical Life* p. 89

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