06 April 2011

Patristic Quote of the Day

I am unworthy to ask forgiveness for myself, O Lord, for many times have I promised to repent and proved myself a liar by not fulfilling my promise.  Thou hast picked me up many times already, but every time I freely choose to fall again. -- St. Ephraim the Syrian, *A Spiritual Psalter* #120

1 comment:

Larry Luder said...

Rev. Weedon, I think what St. Ephraim say about his shortcomings is true of all of us. But the unworthy to petition for forgiveness on one's self makes me nervous.