Ante-Nicene Father Quote of the Day

One speaks in one way of the truth, in another way the truth interprets itself. The guessing at truth is one thing, and truth itself is another. Resemblance is one thing, the thing itself is another. And the one results from learning and practice, the other from power and faith. For the teaching of piety is a gift, but faith is grace. “For by doing the will of God we know the will of God.”

Clement of Alexandria

The Stormata, or Miscellanies

Book One

ch vii

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