The Righteous are like Wounded Medical Doctors (Saint Gregory the Great)

This quote from Saint Gregory the Great is a wonderful guard against self-righteousness. Even the saints bear wounds and need divine aid and assistance:

“This is something characteristic of the righteous. Just because they suffer pain themselves it does not stop them caring for the needs of others. They grieve for themselves and the adversity they face but they still give the needed teaching to others. They are like some great doctor who is struck down by sickness: they endure their own wounds while giving healing medicines to their patients.”

Ex Morálium libris sancti Gregórii Magni papæ in Iob (Lib. 3, 39-40: PL 75, 619-620)

Saint Gregory the Great, pray for us and four Holy Father.

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The Righteous are like Wounded Medical Doctors (Saint Gregory the Great)

This quote from Saint Gregory the Great is a wonderful guard against self-righteousness. Even the saints bear wounds and need divine aid and assistance:

“This is something characteristic of the righteous. Just because they suffer pain themselves it does not stop them caring for the needs of others. They grieve for themselves and the adversity they face but they still give the needed teaching to others. They are like some great doctor who is struck down by sickness: they endure their own wounds while giving healing medicines to their patients.”

Ex Morálium libris sancti Gregórii Magni papæ in Iob (Lib. 3, 39-40: PL 75, 619-620)

Saint Gregory the Great, pray for us and four Holy Father.

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Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages
Over 15,000 copies downloaded! This is a quick and easy way to learn the basic philosophy and theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas. The Popes of the last 300 years have endorsed St Thomas Aquinas. Learn more through this accessible resources. Download it for free.