Love leads the way

Polycarp, a disciple of the apostle John, wrote a letter to the Philippian church exhorting them to lead lives of righteousness. Speaking of the letter previously written to them by Paul he says,

if you study them carefully, you will be able to build yourselves up in the faith that has been given to you, which is the mother of us all, while hope follows and love for God and Christ and for our neighbor leads the way. For if anyone is occupied with these, he has fulfilled the commandment of righteousness, for one who has love is far from all sin.