“For, who of the human race understood anything at all about what God is, before His coming? Do you accept of the vain and silly doctrines of those who are deemed trustworthy philosophers? Some of whom have said that fire was God, calling that God to which they themselves were by and by to come;... Continue Reading →
“For the Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor language, nor the customs which they observe. For they neither inhabit cities of their own, nor employ a peculiar form of speech, nor lead a life which is marked out by any singularity... But, inhabiting Greek as well as barbarian cities,... following the... Continue Reading →
"If God's Kingdom comes upon us, all those things which dominate us collapse into nothingness."
Our life and our death is with our neighbor. If we gain our brother, we have gained God, but if we scandalize our brother, we have sinned against Christ.
But the audacity of men, having regard not to what is expedient [ie good] and becoming, but to what is possible for it, began to do the contrary
Most people are enclosed in their mortal bodies like a snail in its shell, curled up in their obsessions in the manner of hedgehogs.
In turn, it seems that the ancients may have just been more honest than we are. We tell ourselves that nothing is lord over us. Or we allow ourselves to live the lie that we simply ‘do what makes us happy’ when in reality we have fallen into the most absurd slavery.