10 March 2016

Patristic Quote of the Day

He [that is, St. John], being such a man as this, says not, You have an advocate with the Father; but, If any man sin, an advocate, says he, have we. He says not, you have; nor says, you have me; nor says, you have Christ Himself: but he puts Christ, not himself, and says, also, We have, not, you have. He chose rather to put himself in the number of sinners that he might have Christ for his advocate, than to put himself in Christ'sstead as advocate, and to be found among the proud that shall be condemned.—St. Augustine on 1 John 1 and 2

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