"Christians do not find happiness by ruling over their neighbors, or by seeking supremacy over the week, or by being rich, or by attacking the inferior. On the contrary, Christians see success in taking upon themselves the burdens of their neighbor, using their positions of superiority to benefit the deficient, an in distributing whatever they receive from God to the needy. This is what it means to be an imitator of God."
- From The Letter of Mathetes to Diognetus, 2nd century AD
Quoted in Trevin Wax, Holy Supremacy, page 70