Quote/s of the Day – 10 August – The Feast of St Lawrence of Rome
“Sheltered under the name of Jesus Christ,
I do not fear these pains, for they do not last long.”
“Learn, unhappy man, how great is the power of my God;
for your burning coals give me refreshment
but they will be your eternal punishment.”
“(St Lawrence) loved Christ in his life, he imitated Him in his death…After all, we shall not be able to give a better proof of love than by imitating His example…”
“Christ humbled himself: you have something, Christian, to latch on to.
Christ became obedient. – Why do you behave proudly?
After running the course of these humiliations and laying death low,
Christ ascended into heaven – let us follow Him there.
Let us listen to the Apostle telling us, ‘If you have risen with Christ,
savour the things that are above and is, seated at God’s right hand.’ “
(From a sermon delivered by St. Augustine in about 400 AD on the occasion of the Feast of Saint Lawrence.)