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Leo the Great : “No virtues are worthier”

19 September 2018

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“No virtues are worthier or more excellent than merciful loving-kindness and unblemished chastity, let us more especially equip ourselves with these weapons, so that, raised from the earth, as it were on the two wings of active charity and shining purity, we may win a place in heaven. And whoever, aided by God’s grace, is filled with this desire and glories not in himself, but in the Lord, over his progress, pays due honor to the Easter mystery. His threshold the angel of destruction does not cross, for it is marked with the Lamb’s blood and the sign of the cross (cf. Ex. 12:23). He fears not the plagues of Egypt, and leaves his foes overwhelmed by the same waters by which he himself was saved. And so, dearly-beloved, with minds and bodies purified let us embrace the wondrous mystery of our salvation, and, cleansed from all ‘the leaven of our old wickedness, let us keep’ (I Cor. 5:8) the Lord’s Passover with due observance: so that, the Holy Spirit guiding us, we may be ‘separated’ by no temptations ‘from the love of Christ’ (Rom. 7:35), Who bringing peace by His blood to all things, has returned to the loftiness of the Father’s glory, and yet not forsaken the lowliness of those who serve Him to Whom is the honor and the glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Saint Leo the Great

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  1. Christopher England permalink
    19 September 2018 10:53 am

    Joe Biden is now calling Trump supporters “dregs of society“. A bit more bite to it than Hillary’s “deplorables”, but the intended message is the same: “we don’t reason with those we consider our inferiors”. These are fighting words, dripping with dehumanizing bile. When the elites use terms like this to describe regular working stiff Americans, it is proof their hearts are blackened and they would laugh if you were killed, your children raped, and everything you hold dear reduced to ashes.

    How would you compromise in good faith with enemies like that? You wouldn’t. The time for talk would end and give way to the clarifying battlefield.

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