“My children, all of us—male and female—know about being saved. Through our own negligence, we stray away from salvation. First of all, we must observe the precepts known through the grace of the Lord. These are: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul, and your neighbor as yourself.’ (Mt 22:37, 39) Whatever people say by the grace of the Spirit, therefore, is useful if it springs from love and ends in it. Salvation, then, is exactly this—the two-fold love of God and of our neighbor.”

– Amma Theodora of Alexandria