10 July 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

And by this His work what does the Lord suggest and commend to our hearts but that no one should presume upon his own righteousness nor distrust God's mercy, which shines out more preeminently then, when the sinner is made holy and the downcast lifted up. For the measure of the heavenly gifts does not rest upon the quality of our deeds, nor in this world, in which all life is a trail (Job 7:1), is each rewarded according to his deserving, for if the Lord were to take count of a man's iniquities, no one could stand before His judgment. - Pope St. Leo the Great, Sermon on the Anniversary of His Ordination, 2.

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