Sunday, September 04, 2005

Through Faith They Still Speak (9/4/05)

"Their [the prophets'] writings are still extant, and he who has read them is very much helped in his knowledge of the beginning and end of things, and of those matters which the philosopher ought to know, provided he has believed them....I would wish that all, making a resolution similar to my own, do not keep themselves away from the words of the Saviour. For they possess a terrible power in themselves, and are sufficient to inspire those who turn aside from the path of rectitude with awe; while the sweetest rest is afforded those who make a diligent practice of them." (Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, 7-8)