Chapter LIV.—He who is full of love
will incur every loss, that peace may be restored to the Church.
Who then among you is
noble-minded? who compassionate? who full of love? Let him declare,
“If on my account sedition and disagreement and schisms have
arisen, I will depart, I will go away whithersoever ye desire, and I will
do whatever the majority241241 commands; only let the flock
of Christ live on terms of peace with the presbyters set over it.”
He that acts thus shall procure to himself great glory in the Lord; and
every place will welcome242242 him. For “the earth is the
Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.”243243 These things they who
live a godly life, that is never to be repented of, both have done and
always will do.