06 August 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

Imitate these saints, and do not cease good works, so long as you are able. Although you see the devil thwarting you ten thousand times, never fall back! You might be shipwrecked, perhaps even with your wealth. But Paul, carrying the Word, which is far more precious than all wealth, was going to Rome and was shipwrecked. He sustained innumerable hardships... God permitted it, thus revealing the more abundantly His power, and showing that the many things that the devil did, or prevented from being done, neither lessened nor interrupted the preaching of the Gospel. —St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on the Statutes, 1.30.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Thanks for this, Pastor. Copying it for my son who is going through a rough time right now.