There are three central aspects of Christianity.
The first is the hope of eternal life,
which is the beginning and end of our faith.
The second is righteousness,
which is the beginning and end of judgment.
The third is joy,
which is the beginning and end of love.
Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
we have had a glimpse
of what is promised for all who are saved,
because he is the first fruits of the harvest of salvation.
Through the example of Jesus Christ in his life and work,
we understand righteousness,
and by following his example we can be sure
of favorable judgment.
Through the joy that Jesus mediates,
which originates in his perfect heart of love,
we want to share that joy and so grow in his love.
-The Epistle of Barnabas