By: St. John Chrysostom
Let us then stretch our mind towards Heaven, let us be held fast by that desire, let us
clothe ourselves with spiritual fire, let us gird ourselves with its flame. No man who bears
flame fears those who meet him; be it wild beast, be it man, be it snares innumerable, so
long as he is armed with fire, all things stand out of his way, all things retire. The flame is
intolerable, the fire cannot be endured, it consumes all.
With this fire let us clothe ourselves, offering up glory to our Lord Jesus Christ, with
whom to the Father, together with the Holy Ghost, be glory, might, honor, now and ever
and world without end. Amen.
Thanks be to God.