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Quote of the Day

“Those who have no desire for redemption have everything for sale. They do not want to be bought; they want to sell.”

Concordia and Koinonia

 From a Sermon by St. Augustine;  Text:  St. John 2: 13-25, The Cleansing of the Temple.  Note that the word “trade” in Greek is emporia as our word “emporium”.  As you read this quote from St. Augustine, can you think of any current equivalents of selling 

in the Church, as an emporium?

“…who are they who sell the oxen? Who are they who sell the sheep and doves? They are those who seek their own interests in the church rather than those of Jesus Christ.` Those who have no desire for redemption have everything for sale. They do not want to be bought; they want to sell. Yet surely it is for their good that they be redeemed by the blood of Christ so that they may attain the peace of Christ. For what profit is there in acquiring anything temporal or transitory in this world—whether it be money, or…

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“There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.” 
― Blaise PascalPensées

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