Let us take our stand on secure ground, leaning with all our strength on Christ, the most solid rock, according to the words: He set my feet on a rock and guided my steps. Thus firmly established, let us begin to contemplate, to see what he
We read in the gospel that when the Lord was teaching his disciples and urged them to share in his passion by the mystery of eating his body, some said: This is a hard saying, and from that time they no longer followed him. When he asked th
The blessedness of seeing God is justly promised to the pure of heart.
For the eye that is unclean would not be able to see the brightness of the true light, and what would be happiness to clear minds would be a torment to those that are
The Lord then goes on to say: «Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled» (Mat 5,6). This hunger is not for any bodily food, this thirst is not for any earthly drink: it is a longing to be blessed w
The fulfillment of the law is Christ himself, who does not so much lead us away from the letter as lift us up to its spirit.
For the law’s consummation was this, that the very lawgiver accomplished his work and changed letter into spirit,
It cannot be doubted that the poor can more easily attain the blessing of humility than those who are rich. In the case of the poor, the lack of worldly goods is often accompanied by a quiet gentleness, whereas the rich are more prone to ar
Dearly beloved, when our Lord Jesus Christ was preaching the Gospel of the kingdom and healing various illnesses throughout the whole of Galilee, the fame of his mighty works spread into all of Syria, and great crowds from all parts of Jude
Christ spoke of his body as a temple From a commentary on John by Origen, priest (Tomus 10, 20: PG 14, 370-371) Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. It seems to me that Jesus meant the Jews i
You thunder your judgments upon me, O Lord; you shake all my bones with fear and dread, and my soul becomes severely frightened. I am bewildered when I realize that even the heavens are not pure in your sight.
If you discovered iniquity