Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Compliment

"This seems a cheerful world, Donatus, when I view it from this fair garden. . . But if I climbed some great mountain and looked out . . . you know very well what I would see; brigands on the high road, pirates on the seas, in the amphitheaters men murdered to please the applauding crowds. . . .

Yet in the midst of it, I have found a quiet and holy people. . . . They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians. . . ."

St. Cyprian ~ 3rd Century


Little Christen said...

What is this from? I'd love to read the whole thing. :D Thanks for sharing.

Caitlin said...

Forgive me for not providing APA, MLA, ext sources ;)

Actually this was cited in an excerpt from one of Max Lucado's devotional books 'Grace for the moment' on p. 261
Which was an excerpt from his Insperirational Study Bible.

I really enjoy the book Grace for the Moment! It has succint, yet deep ponderables :)