03 December 2020

Patristic Quote of the Day

“He called them to him...” He drew them near to him at the very moment when they were disturbed and troubled, and he calms them by his invitation to come near. Picture the two as standing near him. They had already separated themselves from the company of the ten, pleading their own interests. Therefore Jesus brings all of them near him. By this unifying act he calms the passions of the two and the ten.—St. John Chrysostom, Homily 65 on St. Matthew

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