05 January 2014

Patristic Quote of the Day

(from Treasury):  Never is Christ without water: He who is Himself baptized in water; inaugurates in water the first display of His power when invited to the wedding in Cana; in His preaching He invites the thirsty to His own eternal water; He approves, among the works of charity, the cup of water offered to a poor child; He gathered His strength at a well; walks over the water; clams the waves; and serves His disciples with washing by water. Even His Passion bears witness to the power of Baptism's water, for which He was being handed over to the cross, water intervened and was a witness against Pilate's hands. And when He is wounded, after His death, water bursts forth from His side that had been pierced with the soldier's lance.—Tertullian

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