Saturday, December 7, 2013
Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397
Moreover, you are not to ask what each man’s deserts are. Mercy is not ordinarily held to consist in pronouncing judgment on another man’s deserts, but in relieving his necessities; in giving aid to the poor, not in inquiring how good they are.
... St. Ambrose of Milan (Aurelius Ambrosius) (339-397), De Nabuthe Jezraelite [ca.395], in Journal of the History of Ideas, v. III, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1942, VIII.40, p. 462
(see the book; see also Matt. 7:1-2; Ps. 41:1; 113:7-8; Zeph. 3:12; Matt. 11:4-6; Luke 4:18-19; 6:20; Rom. 2:1; 2 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 2:10; Jas. 1:9-10; more at Giving, Goodness, Judgment, Mercy, Obedience, Poverty)
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