Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday with the Fathers

Lamentations 3:40

Evaluate Daily—Athanasius

“Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” Antony believed this verse applied not only to wrath but to all the commandments. The sun shouldn’t go down on any of our sins. For it is important that neither the sun nor the moon can condemn our evil acts or thoughts. In order to be pure, it is good to hear the apostle Paul and keep his words. For he says, “Try your own selves and prove your own selves.”

Therefore, every day we should consider what we have done that day and night. If we have sinned, we must stop. But if we haven’t, we must not be proud. Instead, we must live in goodness without being negligent. We must not condemn our neighbors or justify ourselves “until the Lord come who searcheth out hidden things.” For we often ignorantly do things.

The Lord, however, sees everything. Therefore, leaving judgment to Him, we must have sympathy for one another. We must bear each other’s burdens. But we must also examine ourselves quickly to improve the areas in which we are lacking.

Readings taken from Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers


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