Friday, May 3, 2013

Meet My New Non-Sexual Man Crush...

Meet my new non-sexual man crush: Cyril of Alexandria.  As I have been preparing to teach and preach from the Gospel of John, Cyril has been extremely helpful.  Take for instance this passage from his commentary on John 13:31-35:
…He [Jesus] is about to ascend into heaven, lays down the law of love as a foundation and corner-stone of all that is good, meaning by love not that which was in accordance with, but that which transcended, the Mosaic Law. Therefore He says: A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another. “But tell me now,” some one may say, “why He has called this commandment new, when He had said to former generations by the voice of Moses: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy mind, (Luke 10:27) and thy neighbor as thyself. (Deut. 6:5)