Jul 17, 2021
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. - Matthew 10:35
And so when we are renewed by the water of baptism through the power of the Word,
we are separated from the sins and ancestors of our origin;
we are cut away from the inordinate love of father and mother
as if by an incision from God’s sword, and we are divided from them.
And as we shed our former self with its sins and unfaithfulness
and are made new by the Spirit in mind and body,
we will necessarily detest the habits of our old,
inborn way of life.
Hilary of Poitiers