Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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  1. Sam

    Sam Powers

    “The waters have risen and severe storms are upon us, but we do not fear drowning, for we stand firmly upon a rock. Let the sea rage, it cannot break the rock. Let the waves rise, they cannot sink the boat of Jesus. What are we to fear? Death? ‘Life to me means Christ, and death is gain.’ Exile? ‘The earth and its fullness belong to the Lord.’ The confiscation of goods? ‘We brought nothing into this world, and we shall surely take nothing from it.’ I have only contempt for the world’s threats, I find its blessings laughable. I have no fear of poverty, no desire for wealth. I am not afraid of death nor do I long to live, except for your good. I concentrate therefore on the present situation, and I urge you, my friends, to have confidence.
    “Do you not hear the Lord saying: ‘Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst?’ Will he be absent, then, when so many people united in love are gathered together? I have his promise; I am surely not going to rely on my own strength! I have what he has written; that is my staff, my security, my peaceful harbor. Let the world be in upheaval. I hold to his promise and read his message; that is my protecting wall and garrison. What message? ‘Know that I am with you always, until the end of the world!’”
    - St. John Chrysostom
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  2. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    This is a great post, Sam. It surely fits our situation today.
    The name Chrysostom means “Golden
    Mouth” in Greek.
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  3. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    I love reading the homilies of this great father of the Church.
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  4. AED

    AED Powers

    Wow! Perfect. Wonderful words.
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