“THE HOLY DAVID is the more excellent in this: that he
confessed himself to be but man, and neglected not to wash out
with the tears of repentance the sin of which he had been guilty, in
taking Uriah’s wife. Herein showing us that none ought to trust in
his own strength, for we have a mighty adversary whom we cannot
overcome without God’s aid. And you will commonly observe very
heavy sins falling to the share of illustrious men, that they might
not from their other excellent virtues be thought more than men,
but that you might see that as men they yield to temptation.”

Saint Ambrose of Milan, + 397 A.D.

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