Quote/s of the Day – 11 January – The Sixth Day in the Octave of Epiphany, Readings: Hebrews 1:1-6, Psalms 97:1 and 2, 6 and 7, 9, Mark 1:14-20
“This is the time of fulfilment.
The kingdom of God is at hand,
repent and believe in the gospel.”
“And the people sought him and came to him
and would have kept him from leaving them,
but he said to them,
I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God
to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”
” … For behold,
the kingdom of God,
is in the midst of you.”
“Proclaim the word;
whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
through all patience and teaching.”
2 Timothy 4:2
“Everyone without God,
has a dead soul.
You, who bewail the dead,
rather, should bewail sin.
St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace
“There is still time for endurance,
time for patience,
time for healing,
time for change.
Have you slipped?
Have you sinned?
Do not stand among sinners
but leap aside!”
St Basil the Great (329-379)
Father and Doctor of the Church
” …[The Kingdom of God] … is within you.
That is, it depends on your own wills
and is in your own power,
whether or not you receive it.
Everyone, that has attained
to justification, by means of faith in Christ
and decorated by every virtue,
is counted worthy,
of the kingdom of heaven.”
St Cyril of Alexandria (376-444)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“Christ acts like a loving mother.
To induce us to follow Him,
He gives us Himself as an example
and promises us a reward in His kingdom.”