Friday, June 26, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Wife Can Outdo Husband in Zeal

Greet Prisca [sic] and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus (v.19). Once again he gave pride of place to the wife over the husband: she was far and away the more zealous, and displayed greater enthusiasm for good causes.

- 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. 249 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.