01 August 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

The world was aflame with raging and strife, and while the earth was perishing the only thing left were the fires.  Just as water extinguishes a blaze, so too, does love extinguish the flames of hostility. For love is the water of peace, the dew of kindness, the shower of charity, the seed of harmony, the sprout of affection, and the most abundant fruit of benevolence; and in short, love is God, as John attests when he says: "For God is love." —St. Peter Chrysologus, Sermon 178

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