30 September 2010

Patristic Quote of the Day

If love leave us, the whole body is rent in pieces. -- St. John Chrysostom, Homily 23 on Romans

1 comment:

Trent said...

Another quote from the Golden Mouth on love. It's a topic that he speaks with such eloquence and a topic that sometimes seems left out of ultra scholastic based theology.

"The magnitude of His love for mankind! Christ regards the honour offered to Himself as inferior to love for our neighbor. 'Let your worship of me be interrupted,' Christ says, 'in order that the love between you and your brother may be preserved.' He values love dearly and considers it a sacrifice higher than any other. Without this sacrifice, He accepts no others."

St John Chrysostom in his homily on Matthew