From the treatise Against Heresies by Saint Irenaeus – The friendship of God

“This is the glory of man: to persevere and remain in the service of God. For this reason the Lord told his disciples: You did not choose me but I chose you. He meant that his disciples did not glorify him by following him, but in following the Son of God they were glorified by him. As he said: I wish that where I am they also may be, that they may see my glory.”

Joann Nelander
lionessblog.com

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