05 November 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

The Holy Scriptures teach us that there are two feasts of the Lord: one to which the good and evil come, the other to which the evil cannot come. The first feast, of which we have just now heard in the Gospel that was being read has both good and evil guests. Those who excused themselves from this feast are evil, but not all those who came in are good. You, therefore, who are the good guests at this feast I address. You are taking careful notice of the words, "Anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself." I am addressing all who do this, so that you do not look for good outside the Church and so that you bear with the evil within her.—St. Augustine, Sermons on the New Testament Lessons, 90:1.

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