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« on: February 07, 2011, 07:29:24 PM »

'The Holy Scriptures do not know any distinctions. They enjoin that all lead the life of monks.'

St. John Chrysostom
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 05:16:00 AM »

A few days ago I was browsing in the bookshop. I picked up a book entitled: “Your Word Is My Path” Daily Meditations. My eyes  caught a quoted conversation between Saint John Chrysostom and  Emperor Arcadius.
The following is what I read. The author in his turn quoted from  Anthony P Castle, The Book of Quotes and Anecdotes. Ch 20, p.338.

“Saint John Chysostome, summoned before the Roman Emperor Arcadius and threatened with banishment, is said to have replied;
“You cannot banish me for the world is my Father’s house”

“Then I will slay you,” exclaimed the Emperor wrathfully.

“No, but you cannot, for my life is hidden with Christ in God”

“Your treasures shall be confiscated!” was the grim reply.

“That Sir,  cannot be! My treasures are in heaven as my heart is there.”

“But I will drive you from men and you shall have no friends left.”

“That you cannot do either Sir, for I have a Friend in heaven, who has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”

I closed the book, went happily to pay for it at the cashier  satisfied with my find Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 08:41:24 PM »

Very happy to read the quotes here! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 09:27:38 AM »

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“Then I will slay you,” exclaimed the Emperor wrathfully.

“No, but you cannot, for my life is hidden with Christ in God”

Nothing seemed to ever faze the Saints!!  gun fight mad gunfighter Act of God faint sword fight
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 07:08:06 PM »

“Though one should fall into many and grievous sins and imperfections, he ought never to despair of his salvation nor lose confidence in God, for the Divine clemency is infinitely greater than human malice.”

- St. John Chrysostom
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 10:57:55 PM »

“Though one should fall into many and grievous sins and imperfections, he ought never to despair of his salvation nor lose confidence in God, for the Divine clemency is infinitely greater than human malice.”

- St. John Chrysostom

Thanks be to God for his mercy!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 11:06:46 PM »

Amen!

'In our recreations and pleasures, we should, after the example of Mary, love to hear and speak of God.'

St. Jean Eudes
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 11:08:30 PM »

'Eating and drinking don't make friendships - such friendship even robbers and murderers have. But if we are friends, if we truly care for one another, let us help one another spiritually. . . Let us hinder those things that lead our friends away to hell.'

St. John Chrysostom

'The soul is more precious than the whole world!'

St. John Chrysostom
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 11:17:09 PM »

'Eating and drinking don't make friendships - such friendship even robbers and murderers have. But if we are friends, if we truly care for one another, let us help one another spiritually. . . Let us hinder those things that lead our friends away to hell.'

St. John Chrysostom

'The soul is more precious than the whole world!'

St. John Chrysostom
This is so true, and you and everyone here are in my prayers everyday.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 11:21:21 PM »

George I prayed for you during my Spiritual Communion this evening.

I know your prayers, and everyone's are helping me to make progress in holiness. Thanks be to God, I am grateful!  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 11:27:26 PM »

George I prayed for you during my Spiritual Communion this evening.

I know your prayers, and everyone's are helping me to make progress in holiness. Thanks be to God, I am grateful!  Cheesy

Thank You brother, good night.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 11:35:52 PM »

And goodnight to you too. May God keep you!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 09:28:31 PM »

Meekness, the greatest of virtues, is reckoned among the beatitudes. "Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the land."
For that blessed land, the heavenly Jerusalem, is not the spoil of warriors who have conquered, but the hoped for inheritance of the meek, who patiently endure the evils of this life.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 03:00:15 PM »

Is the difference between meekness and humility that of accepting suffering then?
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 03:06:47 PM »

That's thought provoking..

I am going to have to learn more about meekness. . .

Ah, how interesting..  In the Summa it says, "It would seem that neither clemency nor meekness is a virtue. For no virtue is opposed to another virtue. Yet both of these are apparently opposed to severity, which is a virtue. Therefore neither clemency nor meekness is a virtue."

And then later, "Meekness is not directly opposed to severity; for meekness is about anger. On the other hand, severity regards the external infliction of punishment, so that accordingly it would seem rather to be opposed to clemency, which also regards external punishing, as stated above (Article 1). Yet they are not really opposed to one another, since they are both according to right reason. For severity is inflexible in the infliction of punishment when right reason requires it; while clemency mitigates punishment also according to right reason, when and where this is requisite. Wherefore they are not opposed to one another as they are not about the same thing."
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 03:12:02 PM »

I'll be interested in what you (or anyone) say. The Summa is just too complicated for me. I know he's not meaning to be, but ....... I get it, but don't really get it if you know what I mean.
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 03:16:02 PM »

I'll be interested in what you (or anyone) say. The Summa is just too complicated for me. I know he's not meaning to be, but ....... I get it, but don't really get it if you know what I mean.

Haha, I don't understand it entirely too! It makes me think! I will have to read more but right now I like wondering about it!  Grin
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