Monday, March 28, 2011
Clement on Love
1 Let him who has love in Christ keep the commandments of Christ.
2 Who can describe the |blessed¦ bond of the love of God?
3 What man is able to tell the excellence of its beauty, as it ought to be told?
4 The height to which love exalts is unspeakable.
5 Love unites us to God. Love covers a multitude of sins. Love beareth all things, is long-suffering in all things. There is nothing base, nothing arrogant in love. Love admits of no schisms: love gives rise to no seditions: love does all things in harmony. By love have all the elect of God been made perfect; without love nothing is well-pleasing to God.
6 In love has the Lord taken us to Himself. On account of the Love he bore us, Jesus Christ our Lord gave His blood for us by the will of God; His flesh for our flesh, and His soul for our souls.
(1 Ceml 49:1-6)