Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Prepared to die for one another

"It is our care for the helpless, our practice of lovingkindness, that brands us in the eyes of many of our opponents. 'Only look,' they say, 'look how they love one another' (they themselves being given over to mutual hatred). 'Look how they are prepared to die for one another' (they themselves being readier to kill each other)."

Tertullian, quoted in Michael Green, Evangelism in the Early Church, page 308, footnote 55.