26 May 2011

Patristic Quote of the Day

The order too of the words must be considered: went away, stood, sat. For he went away, when he drew back from God. He stood, when he took pleasure in sin. He sat, when, confirmed in his pride, he could not go back, unless set free by Him, who neither has gone away in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of pestilence. -- St. Augustine on Psalm 1, contrasting Adam and our Lord.

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