Thursday, August 2, 2012

Like Father, Like Son

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

You have been thought worthy of adoption, you call God Father; accordingly live up to the relationship.  Here he brought out the equality of the Father and the Son: bidding us to be imitators of God, he urged the same thing in reference to the Son as well.  And as he said of the Father that he has forgiven us, so too of Christ that he loved us and gave himself up for us.

Theodoret of Cyrus, "The Letter to the Ephesians" on Ephesians 5:1-2

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