14 February 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

For it was by reason of Adam's transgression of the commandment that we, having our faces turned away from God, returned to our dust; for the sentence of God upon human nature was, Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return; but at the time of the consummation of this world, the face of the earth shall be renewed; for God the Father by the Son in the Spirit will give life to all those who are laid within it.--St. Cyril of Alexandria, Homily 36 on St. Luke


Anonymous said...

"...the sentence of God upon human nature..."

A very interesting statement.

So it's not only death which must be reckoned with, but God as well?

Or am I reading too much into the word "sentence"?

William Weedon said...

Well, it has the flavor of the verdict handed down by a judge, that's for sure.

orrologion said...

Sacre bleu! Anselm was right! :)

Anonymous said...

Sacre bleu! And now you are, too!