The Shepherd, October 2009

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FROM THE FATHERS

 

Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation (Heb. 13:7).  "What kind of following is this?  Truly the best: for, he says, beholding their life, 'follow their faith.'  For from a pure life comes faith.  Or else by faith, he means steadfastness.  How so?  Because they believe in the things to come.  For they would not have shown forth a pure life, if they had questioned about the things to come, if they had doubted."

 

Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, + 407 A.D.

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