St. Ambrose of Milan.
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"If a man insults me, kills my father, my mother, my brother, andthen gouges out my eye, as a Christian it is my duty to forgive him.We who are pious Christians ought to love our enemies and forgivethem. We ought to offer them food and drink, and entreat God for theirsouls. And then we should say: "My God, I beseech Thee to forgive me,as I have forgiven my enemies."
Saint Kosmas Aitolos
[Teachings of Saint Kosmas Aitolos]
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"Let none of you turn deserter. Let your baptism be your armor; your faith, your helmet; your love, your spear; your patient endurance, your panoply"
St Ignatius of Antioch (110 AD)
[Letter to Polycarp ]