Reflection 3.9.19

03/09/2019


Reflection 7.6.16

07/06/2016

Concepts create idols; only wonder comprehends anything. People kill one another over idols. Wonder makes us fall to our knees.

~St. Gregory of Nyssa


Reflection 6.13.14

06/13/2014

This is true perfection: not to avoid a wicked life because we fear punishment, like slaves; not to do good because we expect repayment, as if cashing in on the virtuous life by enforcing some business deal. On the contrary, we regard falling from God’s friendship as the only thing dreadful, and we consider becoming God’s friend the only thing truly worthwhile.

~Gregory of Nyssa


Reflection

11/16/2011

This is true perfection: not to avoid a wicked life because we fear punishment, like slaves; not to do good because we expect repayment, as if cashing in on the virtuous life by enforcing some business deal. On the contrary, we regard falling from God’s friendship as the only thing dreadful, and we consider becoming God’s friend the only thing truly worthwhile.

~Gregory of Nyssa