Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chrysostom on Godliness and Evangelism

"Live in a way that won't blaspheme the name of God. On the one hand, don't care about human reputation. On the other hand, don't give reason for others to speak poorly of you. ... There would be no unbelievers if we were the Christians we should be. Everyone would convert to godliness if we generally kept the commandments of Christ, suffered through insults, blessed when we were cursed, and did good when treated poorly."

—John Chrysostom, from Homily 10 on 1 Timothy

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Hmmm...I wonder if that's why Jesus is the Saviour...instead of just trusting us to convince the heathen with our goodness?