09 December 2020

Patristic Quote of the Day

Christ is called a stone for two reasons. First, because his foundation is solid and no one who stands upon him will fall victim to deceit charms or be moved by storms of persecution. Second, Christ is called a stone because in Him is the ultimate destruction of the wicked, for just as everything which collides with a stone is shattered while the stone itself remains intact, so also everyone who opposes the Christian faith will himself be ruined, but Christianity will remain untouched. This is the sense in which Christ is the great stone.—Anonymous, Opus Imperfectum on St. Matthew (Homily 40)

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