Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Timothy to Serve as a Model of Faith and Love

Be a model of the sound teachings you have heard from me in the faith and love which is in Christ Jesus (v.13). Imitate the painters, he is saying, and as they take note of originals, painting copies of them with precision, so too keep as a kind of original the teaching given by me about faith and love.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 2 Timothy, Chapter 1, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 239 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.