God and suffering (Basil of Caesarea)

Status
Not open for further replies.

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
He [God] Himself causes the suffering and again restores; He struck, and His hands healed. The afflictions precede, in order that the graces may be lasting, since we then exert ourselves exceedingly for the preservation of what has been given.

Basil of Caesarea, Homily 14 on Psalm 29, 4 in Saint Basil’s Exegetic Homilies, trans. Agnes Clare Way in The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation, Volume 46 (Washington DC, 1963), p. 219.
 

Jonathco

Puritan Board Freshman
Daniel, I just want to say that I truly appreciate all of the quotes you share on here; they are a blessing to read each day.
 

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
Recall the time of the passion of the Lord, and you will find the meaning. For, in the evening, weeping overwhelmed the disciples of the Lord when they saw Him hanging on the cross; but, in the morning, gladness, when after the Resurrection they ran about with joy, giving each other the good tidings of the appearance of the Lord.

Basil of Caesarea, Homily 14 on Psalm 29, 4 in Saint Basil’s Exegetic Homilies, trans. Agnes Clare Way in The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation, Volume 46 (Washington DC, 1963), p. 219.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top