22 September 2023

Patristic Quote of the Day

Have you seen the condescension of the Master? Have you seen the impossible philanthropy? He does not ask for anything burdensome or difficult from us. For He did not say, ‘Learn from Me, for I have worked miracles, raised the dead, and performed wonders, all by My own power.’ But what did He say? ‘Learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.’ Have you seen how great the gain is from this yoke? How great the benefit? Therefore, if anyone is worthy to come under this yoke and capable of learning from the Master that He is gentle and humble in heart, he will provide rest for his whole soul. For this is the essence of our salvation.—St. John Chrysostom, On the Newly Illumined

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