01 December 2011

Patristic Quote of the Day

"For Your arrows stick fast in me, and Your hand presses me sore. There is no soundness in my flesh, from the face of Your anger" Psalm 37:2,3. He has now begun telling these evils, which he is suffering here: and yet even this already was from the wrath of the Lord, because it was of the vengeance of the Lord. Of what vengeance? That which He took upon Adam. For think not that punishment was not inflicted upon him, or that God had said to no purpose, You shall surely die; Genesis 2:17 or that we suffer anything in this life, except from that death which we earned by the original sin. - St. Augustine, On Psalm 38

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