04 September 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

In it carry out the Lord's commands, because "without faith it is impossible to please God," and without it nothing is holy, nothing pure, nothing alive, "for the just lives by faith," and he who by the devil's deception loses it is dead though living, because as righteousness is gained by faith, so, too, by a true faith is eternal life gained, as our Lord and Savior says.—St. Leo the Great, On the Feast of the Nativity IV, Sermon XXIV.6

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