Saturday, October 07, 2006

Calling us On: Extract from Epistle to Diognetus

I was given this by someone from our Church, when I popped over their house to pick Rachel up, It really calls to me: Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country or language {living in such places} as the lot of each of them has determined and following the customs of the native sin respect to clothing and the rest of their ordinary conduct, they display to us their wonderful and confessedly striking method of life. They dwell in their own countries but simply as sojouners. As citizens they share all things with others, and yet endure all things as foreigners. Every land is to them as their native country, and every and of their birth as a land of strangers.... They pass their days on earth, but are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed lays and at the same time surpass the laws by their lives.... They are reviled and they bless. Unknown Author: Second Century


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