16 May 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

The Father stands and awaits your return from your error.  Turn back to Him, and while you are still far off, He will run and fall on your neck.  With loving embraces He will enfold you, cleansed by repentance... He says, 'There is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents.'  If anyone of those who seem to stand by will bring a charge that you have been quickly received, the good Father Himself will answer for you.  He will say, 'It is fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead and is alive, he was lost and is found.' - St. Basil the Great, Letter 46.

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