31 August 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

Reflect, therefore, how great are the things He bestowed on you. A great thing indeed it would have been for a sinner to die for anyone else; but when He who undergoes this is both righteous and dies for sinners; and not only dies, but even dies as one cursed; and not just cursed, but in so doing freely bestows upon us those great goods that we never looked for; what words, what thought would be sufficient to recognize these things? 'For the unrighteous,' Paul says, 'He was made a sinner; that He might make the sinners righteous.'—St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on 2 Corinthians 11.5.

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