September 13: St. John Chrysostom

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“Do you not hear the Lord saying: ‘Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst?’ Will he be absent, then, when so many people united in love are gathered together? I have his promise; I am surely not going to rely on my own strength! I have what he has written; that is my staff, my security, my peaceful harbor. Let the world be in upheaval. I hold to his promise and read his message; that is my protecting wall and garrison. What message? ‘Know that I am with you always, until the end of the world!’”   ~From a sermon by St John Chrysostom