Saint John Damascene

December 4

“Lord, you are our physician, healing the ills of all. You reduce the swelling of pride; you renew wasted life; you cut out what is superficial; you preserve what is necessary; you restore what has been lost; you cure what has been corrupted. Who then can despair of salvation? Since the Son of God has become so humble for our sake, who could believe that happiness could be found in the other things of life?”

The Christian Combat 11, 12