Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Binding ourselves to one another

"Let us obey this command and bind ourselves closely to one another. For it is no longer just the weak that he is encouraging, but everyone. If someone wants to break relations with you, do not do the same with him ... Rather display even more love toward him, that you may draw him to you. For he is a member of the body, and when a member is cut off we must do everything we can to unite it again and then pay more attention to it."

St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Romans, 27

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