Saturday, June 9, 2012

Unity of the Body

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

You were accorded one Spirit.  You make up one body.  You have been given one hope both of resurrection and of the kingdom of heaven.  He repeatedly put one to bind the Church together in harmony.  We have one Lord, he is saying, we enjoy one baptism, we offer one faith, one is the God and Father of us all.  It therefore becomes us as brethren to exhibit concord with one another—over all indicating lordship, through all providence, and in all indwelling.

Theodoret of Cyrus, "The Letter to the Ephesians" on Ephesians 4:4-6

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