Gregory the Theologian

by Scott D. Hendricks

1. Abba Gregory said, ‘These three things God requires of all the baptized: right faith in the heart, truth on the tongue, temperance in the body.’

2. He also said, ‘The whole life of a man is but one single day for those who are working hard with longing.’

~ St. Gregory of Nazianzus

From the Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Benedicta Ward, trans., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: the alphabetical collection (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1975), 45.