31 October 2007

Patristic Quote for the Day

When a man has fallen it is not possible for him to be raised by human power, nor can human evil be destroyed by human righteousness.  The commission of sin involves injury to God Himself, for it says, "you dishonor God by breaking the law" (Rom 2:223).  There is need of virtue greater than is found in man to be able to cancel the indictment.  -- St. Nicholas Cabasilas, *The Life in Christ* p. 117

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