THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Friday, September 16, 2011
Feast of Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258
Commemoration of Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle to the Picts, c. 430
Commemoration of Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, tractarian, 1882

How great is the Lord Jesus, and how great is His patience, that He who is adored in heaven is not yet avenged on earth! Let us, beloved brethren, consider His patience in our persecutions and sufferings; let us give an obedience full of expectation to His advent; and let us not hasten, servants as we are, to be defended before our Lord with irreligious and immodest eagerness. Let us rather press onward and labour, and, watching with our whole heart, and stedfast to all endurance, let us keep the Lord’s precepts; so that when that day of anger and vengeance shall come, we may not be punished with the impious and sinners, but may be honoured with the righteous and those that fear God.
... St. Cyprian (Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) (?-258), Treatise IX. On the Advantage of Patience, in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, v. V, Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, trs., Buffalo: Christian Literature Company, 1886, p. 491 (see the book; see also Rom. 12:19; John 14:15; 2 Cor. 4:6; Phil. 3:13-14; Col. 1:10-12; 2 Pet. 3:10-13; more at Christmas, Fear, Greatness, Heaven, Jesus, Obedience, Patience, Righteousness)

 
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