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."
Thank you to Fr Jonathan Farrugia from Malta and Mike Aquilina for their support in compiling the Fathers Of The Church quotes.