May Sermon Illustrations

May 12, 2010

It is with piety as with the ladder which Jacob saw in his dream, the foot of which rested on the earth, but the top of which reached the skies; it is only by degrees that we can ascend, and it is by degrees that we can finally arrive at the highest elevation of which our nature is capable. The first step we take in mounting a ladder is that which disengages our foot from the earth; so, in the scale of religion the first step toward the attainment of good is the estranging ourselves from the practice of evil.—Basil

Subjects: Piety, Holiness

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