27 July 2009

From Today's Treasury

Wise words from St. Ephraim the Syrian:

"The sign that you love God is this: that you love your fellow man; and if you hate your fellow man, your hatred is toward God.... Endure scorn from your brother, that you may be the companion of Christ. Show no anger against man, that you are not separated from your Redeemer."



Ariel said...

Yeah. I guess this was a tough thing for me to read also. I suppose that's the thing about God's Word--it doesn't pull any punches.

Rev. Jim Roemke said...

Is there NEVER a time to be angry though? Its one thing to be angry, its another to hate. But then again, that's probably my own sinfulness looking desperately for an out to be angry at people.