Many and various are the rocks of offence (cf. 1 Peter 2:8), upon which the innocent lambs of our poor flock stumble into the abyss of loss. For this reason my strength did not suffice for lifting all the rocks together. Thereby, I decided on lifting only one rock of offence in the hope that there will arise other people having love for Christ, who will lift the rest of the rocks. And out of all those rocks I chose the principal one, which is the most harmful for the spiritual flock of Christ. And that rock is the ignorance about the true meaning of the Universal Church.

Gēorg Mxlayim Oğlu of Constantinople (1681/85–1758). Peace-Making Interpretation of the Church.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira