Thursday, January 3, 2013

Chrysostom: Seeking Intercession by Others Suggests Lack of Trust in Christ

Chrysostom (349-407): What a boon, not to have to go about and seek one to ask of, but to find one ready? to have no need of others through whom thou mayest solicit? What could be greater than this? Since here is One who then does most, when we make not our requests of others than Himself: just as a sincere friend then most complains of us for not trusting in his friendship, when we ask of others to make request to him.

NPNF1: Vol. XI, A Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, Homily 36, §3.