Sunday, May 24, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Faith and Love Attributable to Grace

The grace of our Lord overflowed with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus (v.14). He brought out what he himself contributed to what he had received: being accorded grace from on high, he offered faith and love; coming to faith without reservation, he loved ardently and lived his life on fire with this love.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 1 Timothy, Chapter 1, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 211 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.