What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Obedience - A virtue

 Just as the result of disobedience is sin, so the result of obedience is virtue. And just as disobedience leads to breaking the commandments and to separation from Him who gave them, so obedience leads to keeping the commandments and to union with Him who gave them. Thus he who through obedience has kept the commandments has achieved righteousness and, moreover, he has not cut himself off from union in love with Him who gave them; and the opposite is equally true.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                St. Maximos the Confessor
                                                                "Second Century on Theology"
                                                                (The Philokalia)