Monday, April 14, 2008

In the Footsteps of Saints

Who knew my "Not Said By Jesus Sunday" posts, which by the way can now be had via a widget, would be following in the footsteps of Saints. From the Email Bag.
Paul,

You may be surprised that today I read /two/ versions of Not Said by Jesus. Yours and this:

"'Without me you can indeed do something, but it will be easier through me,' he didn't say, 'You can bear your fruit without me, but a better crop through me.' That's not what he said. Read what he said; it's the holy gospel, treading on the proud necks of one and all. This isn't what Augustine says, it's what the Lord says. What does the Lord say? Without me, you can do nothing." Augustine, trans. Maria Boulding, Sermon 156, Works of St. Augustine, III/5.

Thanks Sheryl for this email and quote. It makes me feel really smart knowing that what I am doing was already done some ~1650 years ago by one of the greatest theologians every to walk the earth. Now when people ask what it is I am doing with the "Not Said by Jesus" posts, I can simply say, "I'm following in the footsteps of Saints."
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