St. Peter Chrysologus

In his numerous homilies, Bishop Peter Chrysologus briefly but thoroughly explained Biblical texts. He kept his sermons short because he didn’t want to fatigue his people with his words. He often, also, quoted heavily from Scripture, letting Scripture do the talking and acting only as its mouthpiece. For example, here is his whole sermon, “On Peace” (in which he reiterates Romans 12:1):

Now that we are reborn, as I have said, in the likeness of Our Lord, and have indeed been adopted by God as his children, let us try to put on the complete image of our Creator so as to be wholly like him, not in the glory that He alone possesses, but in innocence, simplicity, gentleness, patience, humility, mercy, harmony, those qualities in which He chose to become, and to be, one with us.

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