26 April 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

Because we could not enter, our sins fencing us out from the entrance, He comes forth to us.  And what does He come to accomplish?  Does He come forth to destroy the ground teeming with thorns?  Or to take vengeance on the farmer?  By no means!  He comes forth to till and tend it and to sow the godly Word.  Here by seed He means His doctrine; by soil, the souls of men; and by sower, Himself. -- St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew 44.4.

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