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Donald Cree

desperion|United Kingdom

I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule what is eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only with joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God.



Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers

Oct 05, 2014

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Christ the great stone, by an anonymous early author from the Greek church

"'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 deceitful charms or be moved by the 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. 'Whoever falls on it will be broken to pieces, but it will crush those upon whom it falls' (Psalm 118:22-23; Isaiah 8:14-15). It is one thing to be broken but something else again to be crushed, for sizeable pieces of whatever is broken remain, but whatever gets crushed is reduced to dust and utterly eliminated. The stone does not break those who fall upon it, but they break themselves who fall on the stone. Their destruction therefore is not attributable to the stone’s strength but to the violence with which they fall upon it." (excerpt from INCOMPLETE WORK ON MATTHEW, HOMILY 40, the Greek fathers).