Church Fathers, Day Thirty-Five: Aphrahat tells us to take Christ as your model of love


Take Christ as your model of love Christ taught us how to love by loving us, says Aphrahat, the Persian Sage. By looking to Christ, we can know what it means to love God and our neighbors— the two commandments on which Jesus said the Law and the prophets depended. This is how our Savior taught us diligently to manifest love: first he per­fected it in himself, and then he taught those who heard him. He reconciled our enmity with his Father because he loved us, and he yielded up his in … [Read more...]