Friday, January 13, 2017

A Voice from the Past - Chrysostom

Seest thou by how many ways He hath bound us together? Nevertheless, not even this sufficed Him, but He likewise made us to stand in need of one another, that thus also He might bring us together, because necessities above all create friendships. For no other reason neither suffered He all things to be produced in every place, that hence also He might compel us to mix with one another.

John Chrysostom, 347-407 AD, Homilies on 1 Corinthians, XXXIV, 7 (translated by Rev, Talbot W. Chambers, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff, Hendrickson Publishers, 2012, First Series, Vol. 12, p.205)

Does God want us to depend on one another? How should we respond to that?

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