Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Shepherd of Hermas: Serve To Dwell With the Saints
...Then I began to ask her about the times, in particular if the consummation had already arrived. But she cried out with a loud voice, saying: "You foolish man, can't you see that the tower [the Church] is still being built? When the tower is finished being built, then the end comes. But it will be built up quickly. Do not ask any more questions; this reminder and the renewal of your spirits is sufficient for you and for the Saints. ..."
"...speak all these words...to the ears of the saints, in order that by hearing and doing them they may be cleansed from their wickeness, and you with them." -- The Shepherd of Hermas, Vision 3:8 (mid second century AD)