John Chrysostom, Talking about the Pastor’s Role to Equip

The Sunday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is all about quotes. No commentary from me, no reflection, etc. Just a provocative or informative quote from a saint in church history.

 

Chrysostom JOhn“To me it is nothing when I am applauded and well spoken of. There is only one thing I ask of you – to prove your approval of me through your works. That is how you can speak well of me, and that is what is going to do you good. This, to me, is the greatest honor. I prefer it to a material crown. I do not desire applause and being well spoken of. I have one request to make – for you to listen to me in quiet attentiveness and to put my advice in practice. This is not a theater. You don’t sit here in order to admire actors and to applaud them. This is a place where you must learn the things of God.”

– John Chrysostom

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