Saint John Chrysostom Quotes

Saint John Chrysostom Quotes: Faithfulness in little things is a big thing.
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Saint John Chrysostom Quote: To love Christ -means not to be a hireling, not to look upon a noble life as an enterprise or trade, but to be a true benefactor and to do everything only for the sake of love for God.
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Quotes about Saint John Chrysostom: Abba Moses asked Abba Sylvanus, Can a person lay a new foundation every day? The old man replied, If you work hard, you can lay a new foundation every moment. Abba Pimen said, To throw yourself before God, not to measure your progress, to leave behind all self-will; these are the instruments for the work of the soul. The desire to rule is the mother of heresies.
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Quote about Saint John Chrysostom: God asks little, but He gives much.
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Saint John Chrysostom Sayings: You [Jews] did slay Christ, you did lift violent hands against the Master, you did spill his precious blood. This is why you have no chance for atonement, excuse, or defense.
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Saint John Chrysostom Saying: For Christians above all men are forbidden to correct the stumblings of sinners by force...it is necessary to make a man better not by force but by persuasion. We neither have authority granted us by law to restrain sinners, nor, if it were, should we know how to use it, since God gives the crown to those who are kept from evil, not by force, but by choice.
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Sayings about Saint John Chrysostom: God loves us more than a father, mother, friend, or any else could love, and even more than we are able to love ourselves.
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Saying about Saint John Chrysostom: God does not forsake you. It is because he wishes to increase your glory that oftentimes he permits you to fall sick. Keep up your courage so that you may also hear him say: Do you think I have dealt with you otherwise than that you may be shown to be just?
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Saint John Chrysostom Quotes: Is it not excessively ridiculous to seek the good opinion of those whom you would never wish to be like?
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Saint John Chrysostom Quote: Since it is likely that, being men, they would sin every day, St. Paul consoles his hearers by saying 'renew yourselves' from day to day. This is what we do with houses: we keep constantly repairing them as they wear old. You should do the same thing to yourself. Have you sinned today? Have you made your soul old? Do not despair, do not despond, but renew your soul by repentance, and tears, and Confession, and by doing good things. And never cease doing this.
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Quotes about Saint John Chrysostom: Not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth, but theirs.
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Quote about Saint John Chrysostom: I hear no one boast, that he hath a knowledge of the Scriptures, but that he owneth a Bible written in golden characters. And tell me then, what profiteth this? The Holy Scriptures were not given to us that we should enclose them in books, but that we should engrave them upon our hearts.
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Saint John Chrysostom Sayings: When you are weary of praying, and do not receive, consider how often you have heard a poor man calling, and have not listened to him.
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Saint John Chrysostom Saying: What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? For this wonder fills me with astonishment. The Ancient of Days has become an infant. He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in a manger. And He Who cannot be touched, Who is simple, without complexity, and incorporeal, now lies subject to the hands of men. He Who has broken the bonds of sinners, is now bound by an infant's bands. But He has decreed that ignominy shall become honor, infamy be clothed with glory, and total humiliation the measure of His Goodness.
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Sayings about Saint John Chrysostom: Many can give money to those in need, but to personally serve the needy readily, out of love, and in a fraternal spirit, requires a truly great soul.
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Saying about Saint John Chrysostom: We ought not, as soon as we leave church, to plunge into business unsuited to church, but as soon as we get home, we should take the Scriptures into our hands, and call our wife and children to join us in putting together what we have heard in church.
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Saint John Chrysostom Quotes: Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on the number of our words, but on the fervor of our souls.
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Saint John Chrysostom Quote: Why not learn to enjoy the little things-there are so many of them.
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