Blog Template Theology of the Body: The Gift of the Church

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Gift of the Church

"This gift of God was entrusted to the church, that all the members might receive of Him and be made alive; and none are partakers of Him who does not assemble with the church, but defraud themselves of life. For where the church is there is the Spirit of God; and where the Spirit of God is, there is the church and all grace."

- Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, and Father of the Church, ca 125- 170 A.D. NB that this guy was only TWO generations away from those who walked with Jesus.