Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chrysostom on Humility

Ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῶν Χερουβὶμ, τοὺς πόδας ἔνιψε τοῦ προδότου· σὺ δὲ, ἄνθρωπε, γῆ καὶ σποδὸς ὢν, καὶ τέφρα, καὶ κόνις, ἐπαίρεις σεαυτὸν καὶ μέγα φρονεῖς;

In Iohannem, LXXI.2 (On Jn 13:12-19)

He who sits upon the Cherubim, washes the traitor's feet;
but you, man, earth and ashes, cinders and dust,
magnify yourself and think high-minded?

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