John Chrysostom "We are saved by God's mercy"

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Chrysostom (349-407): You see, even if our good deeds are past counting, it is out of pity and lovingkindness that we are heard. Even if we ascend to the pinnacle of virtue, it is out of mercy that we are saved. Robert Charles Hill, trans., St John Chrysostom: Commentary on the Psalms, Vol. 1, Psalm 4.4 (Brookline: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1998), p. 51.
Greek text: Κἂν γὰρ μυρία κατορθώσωμεν, ἀπὸ οἰκτιρμῶν ἀκουόμεθα καὶ φιλανθρωπίας. Κἂν πρὸς αὐτὴν ἀνέλθωμεν τῆς ἀρετῆς τὴν κορυφὴν, ἀπὸ ἐλέους σωζόμεθα. Expositio in Psalmum IV, §4, PG 55:44.

It is of the LORD's Mercies that we are not consumed, because His Compassions fail not; they are new every Morning. Lamentations 3:22.
 
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