1 Clement, Chapter XIX

[L]et us turn again to the practice of that peace which from the beginning was the mark set before us; and let us look stedfastly to the Father and Creator of the universe, and cleave to His mighty and surpassingly great gifts and benefactions of peace. Let us contemplate Him with our understanding, and look with the eyes of our soul to His long-suffering will. Let us reflect how free from wrath He is towards all His creation.

-Clement of Rome, First Epistle of Clement, Chapter XIX, Ante-Nicene Fathers Volume I, Kindle Location 674

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