God Quotes From The Fathers Of The Church
GOD QUOTES FROM THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH
1. Our heart only rests in God - St Augustine of Hippo
"You made us for Yourself, O Lord; and our heart is restless until it rests in you."
St Augustine of Hippo
2. God is the perfect father and master - Tertullian
"God… both a perfect father and a perfect master: a father in His mercy, a master in His discipline; a father in the mildness of His power, a master in its severity; a father who must be loved with dutiful affection, a master who must needs be feared; be loved, because He prefers mercy to sacrifice; be feared because He dislikes sin; be loved, because He prefers the sinners repentance to his death; be feared, because He dislikes the sinners who do not repent. Accordingly, the divine law commands duties in respect of both these attributes: You shall love God, and, You shall fear God. It proposed one for the obedient man, the other for the transgressor."