22 January 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

For see what He says; "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." 1 John 1:8 Consequently, if you have confessed yourself a sinner, the truth is in you: for the Truth itself is light. Your life has not yet shone in perfect brightness, because there are sins in you; but yet you have already begun to be enlightened, because there is in you the confession of sins. -- St. Augustine, Homily on 1 John 1


Olympiada said...

Again, how contrary to the world is St Augustine. The world teaches us never to admit when we are wrong, and never to make any mistakes. We know that is humanly impossible.

Doorman-Priest said...

Amen to that one. Words of comfort when we are discouraged.