What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Sunday, March 2, 2014

For the Sake of Our Own Salvation

  God does not need our fasting. He does not even need our prayer. The Perfect cannot be thought of as suffering any lack or needing anything that we, the creatures of His making, could give Him. Nor does He crave anything from us, says John Chrysostom, He allows us to bring Him offerings for the sake of our own salvation.
                                                                  Tito Colliander
                                                                  "On Obedience"
                                                                  (Way of the Ascetics)