26 January 2012

Hunger Filled Them to the Full

Ambrose writes of the banishment of Eusebius and Dionysius upon the Council of Milan in A.D. 355.
They did not need a grave in their own country; a heavenly mansion was prepared for them. They wandered over the world as having nothing, and possessing all things. Wherever they were sent, it was to them a paradise. Abounding in the riches of faith, they could lack nothing. Poor in money, but rich in grace, they made others rich. They were tempted, but not slain; in fastings, in labors, in imprisonments, in watchings. Out of weakness they were made strong. They looked for no tempting delicacies; hunger filled them to the full. The summer heat did not parch them; they were refreshed with the hope of eternal grace. . . . They feared no human chains; Jesus had set them free. They did not ask to be rescued from death; they took for granted that Christ would raise them from the dead.
. . . sorrowful, yet always rejoicing . . . --2 Cor 6:10

When I am weak, then I am strong. --2 Cor 12:10

"Whoever keeps his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will keep it." --Luke 17:10

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