Igantius of Antioch

Nothing Escapes the Lord’s Notice – Ignatius

Nothing escapes the Lord’s notice—indeed, even our hidden secrets are present to him. So let us act in everything we do as if he were dwelling within us, so that we may be his temples and he may be our God within us. Indeed, that is already the case, and will appear obvious to the extent we love him.
– Ignatius –
from The Wisdom of the Apostolic Fathers

Only Let Me Attain To Jesus Christ – Ignatius of Antioch

Let fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings … let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the evil torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ.

– Ignatius of Antioch –
(35-107 AD)

August 25, 2011

God has made me as bread for His chosen ones, and if it is necessary for me to be ground in the teeth of lions in order to feed His children, then blessed be the name of the Lord.

– St. Ignatius, Early Christian Martyr
(quoted in Cowman, Streams in the Desert, 1996, pg 238)