Sayings of the Saints
  • On Final Impenitence
"You shall seek me, and you shall not find me, and you will die in your sins.
               --JOHN 7:34

DO NOT, I implore you, delay your conversion to God, for you know not the day
appointed to carry you off.
You tell me that God has given His grace to be converted to some when they have
reached to extreme old age. Does it follow from this that He will grant you the same
favor? Perhaps He will grant it to me. Why add perhaps? Because it has sometimes
happened. What! Does the question of your salvation depend on a perhaps?


ST. CHRYSOSTOM
Epis. ad: Theod.