Monday, May 18, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Discipline of Children

Fathers are in the habit of disciplining their true children, and if they see them caned by the teachers, they do not worry; they see the fruit coming from the discipline. But they despise illegitimate children, and do not accord them equal attention.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on Hebrews, Chapter 12, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 189 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.