18 August 2010

Patristic Quote of the Day

I know the extent of my guilt.  I know that if Thou dost punish me according to my sins, then my inheritance will be gehenna.  Then all hope will be lost.  My prayer will be silenced.  Have mercy on me therefore, and forgive me my debts....Have mercy on me, Thou who art kind-hearted to sinners! -- St. Ephraim the Syrian, A Spiritual Psalter #91.

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