Friday, December 14, 2012

Another Divided Saying at the Conclusion of the Third Stromata Summing Up the Work as a Whole

For the rest, brothers, set your minds on all that is true, all that is holy, all that is righteous, all that is pure, all that is attractive, all that wins praise, whatever wins admiration for its moral excellence. Put into practice the lessons I taught, the traditions I passed on, the words you heard from me, the actions you saw me perform. And the God of Peace will be with you. Peter in his letter says much the same In consequence, you have purified your souls in obedience to the truth, and your faith and hope are in God, as obedient children, not molded by the lustful desires of your former ignorance. The one who called you is holy. Be like him, holy in all your behavior, since it is written, ‘You are to be holy, since I am holy.’ (Stromata - 110.2)

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