25 January 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

Do not tell me that this or that man is a runaway slave, or a robber or thief, or laden with countless faults, or that he is beggar and outcast, or of low value and worthy of no account.  Instead, consider that for his sake, Christ died.  This suffices you as a basis for your concern.  Consider what sort of person he must be, whom Christ valued at such a high price as not to have spared even His own blood. -- St. John Chrysostom, Homily on Humility 5


Unknown said...

Pure gold from Chrysostom, priceless! Our Lord called them, “The least of my brethren.”

Peace and Joy!
George A. Marquart

James said...

Powerful quote. I need to remember this when I look down on the poor, the homeless, the drunk, etc.