Thursday, January 14, 2016
St. John Chrysostom on Human Reasoning
Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God (source)
Nothing makes one so dizzy as human reasoning, which sees everything from an earthly point of view, and does not allow illumination to come from above. Earthly reasoning is covered with mud. Therefore, we have need of streams from above, so that, when the mud has fallen away, whatever part of the reason is pure may be carried on high and may be thoroughly imbued with the lessons taught there. This takes place when we manifest both a well-disposed soul and an upright life.
-St. John Chrysostom
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!