Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Long for the Second Coming by Obedience

Not only to me, but to all who have longed for his coming: it is always a time for longing; the one who follows his laws and lives by them longs for the Lord's coming, looking forward to the divine tribunal with sound hope. Now, far from bragging in saying this, he urges the disciple to persevere in the contents, as ageless crowns are available.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 2 Timothy, Chapter 4, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 247 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.