Wednesday, July 4, 2012

never thought of this before

‎''Reprimand and rebuke should be accepted as healing remedies for vice and as conducive to good health. From this it is clear that those who pretend to be tolerant because they wish to flatter . . . those who thus fail to correct sinners . . . actually cause them to suffer supreme loss and plot the destruction of that life which is their true life.''

~St. Basil the Great~


  1. The saddest thing I ever heard was when I was talking to a young man I worked with about becoming a Christian. I was telling him how much God loved us but that if we kept doing wrong he would punish us. My boss interrupted when she was going by saying God my father was a God of love and would never punish anyone. I was flabbergasted! I just looked at her and said, "Then He really doesn't love you if you believe that." I didn't do it in a mean way but it is the truth! If I won't listen and do right I pray He does punish me so I get it right!

  2. neat story! thanks for sharing! we hope that God will chaste us for our good when we need it. I am so thankful for his grace and Forgiveness and unconditional Love!