13 December 2010

Patristic Quote of the Day

Do you see how again He does not promise them deliverance from death, but permits them to die, granting them more than if He had not allowed them to suffer it? Because deliverance from death is not near so great as persuading men to despise death. -- St. John Chrysostom, Homily 34 on Matthew

1 comment:

joel in ga said...

Wonderful and true. I had never thought of that. Well chosen quote. Reminded me also of the Epistle to Diognetus.