[though he could have done so], but in humility, just as the Holy Spirit spoke concerning him. . . . Accordingly, the humility and subordination of so many and such great men of renown have, through their obedience, improved not only us but also the generations before us, and likewise, those who have received his oracles in fear and truth. . . . Take care, dear friends, lest his many benefits turn into a judgment upon us all, as will happen if we fail to live worthily of him, and to do harmoniously those things which are good and well-pleasing in his sight.
You can sure get the sense, from these words, that how we treat others is at the core of Christian faith and that if we fail to live as we should, in view of who Christ is, judgment will surely fall upon us. Relationships and submission to church authority were immensely important to Clement.
"If it is possible, as far as it depends upon you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends" (Romans 12:18-19a).