05 November 2009

Patristic Quote of the Day

Although this is true, proud sinners should not despair nor the humble just glory in anything as though by their own merits. If the just presume, they quickly lose the root of charity; while if sinners are converted to repentance and uproot avarice, they immediately receive the grafting of charity. Therefore, the good should preserve what they have received through God's gift, and the wicked should strive to recover what they have unhappily lost. -- St. Caesarius of Arles, Homily 22

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