Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ambrose: faith, not words

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Commemoration of Rose of Lima, Contemplative, 1617
    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.
    —1 Corinthians 4:20 (NIV)
    It was not by dialectic that it pleased God to save His people; “for the kingdom of God consisteth in simplicity of faith, not in wordy contention.”
    ... St. Ambrose of Milan (Aurelius Ambrosius) (339-397), Exposition of the Christian Faith, tr. H. de Romestin, in A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, second series, v. X, Philip Schaff & Henry Wace, ed., New York: Christian Literature Company, 1896, book 1, ch. 5, p. 207 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me simplicity of faith.
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