The Naked Green

2004.11.30 Tuesday

Servants of Christ

Filed under: Following Christ — Mr. Green @ 8.20 am

This is a quote of a quote from Jim’s Blog:

Some without fulfilling the commandments think that they possess true faith. Others fulfill the commandments and then expect the kingdom as a reward due to them, Both are mistaken, A master is under no obligation to reward his slaves; on the other hand, those who do not serve him well are not given their freedom.
St. Mark the Ascetic, “On Those who Think that They are Made Righteous by Works: Two Hundred and Twenty-Six Texts” 18-19 in the Philokalia, Vol. 1, p. 126. 146

Thanks to jburnett.com for the complete text.

Edit 2004.12.01: I agree with this statement and think it is well put and to the point. I may read more of this Mark the Aescetic’s works (linked above) when I have time.

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