Saturday, January 8, 2011

Quotes (#18)

A quote from Clement of Rome (1st Century AD to circa 99-101

“This is the way, beloved, in which we find our Saviour, even Jesus Christ, the High Priest of all our offerings, the defender and helper of our infirmity. By Him we look up to the heights of heaven. By Him we behold, as in a glass, His immaculate and most excellent visage. By Him are the eyes of our hearts opened. By Him our foolish and darkened understanding blossoms up anew towards His marvellous light. By Him the Lord has willed that we should taste of immortal knowledge, ‘who, being the brightness of His majesty, is by so much greater than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.’ For it is thus written, ‘Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire.’"-Clement of Rome

Taken from Clement's Letter to the Philippians (1st Clement)

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