Friday, August 19, 2011

Discipline Is Needed, Not Eloquence; Character, Not Cleverness

Isn't it absurd to send children out to jobs and to school, and to do all you can to prepare them for these, and yet not to "bring them up in the chastening and admonition of the Lord" [Eph. 6:4]?... Discipline is needed, not eloquence; character, not clevernes; deeds, not words. These gain a man the kingdom. - Saint John Chrysostom (347-407AD)