While studying for this week's sermon, here's a little snippet I ran across from St. Gregory of Nyssa out of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (well worth your time and money)...
"I do not think it is a fearful thing (I mean that our nature is changeable). The Logos shows that it would be a disadvantage for us not to be able to make a change for the better, as a kind of wing of flight to greater things. Therefore, let no one be grieved if he sees in his nature a penchant for change. Changing in everything for the better, let him exchange "glory for glory," becoming greater through daily increase, ever perfecting himself and never arriving too quickly at the limit of perfection. For this is truly perfection: never to stop growing towards what is better and never placing any limit on perfection."
a sermon by Saint Augustine
5 weeks ago