It’s not reciprocation

22 June 2021

When you hear that Scripture tells you that ‘he will render to all in accordance with their works’, don’t think of works worthy of hell or the kingdom of heaven, but rather of works of belief or unbelief in him. Christ will pay each of us for these, not as if he were carrying out a commercial transaction, but as God the creator, who purchased us with his blood.

Saint Mark Ascetic