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Friday, December 02, 2005

Sayings of the Holy Fathers:

Everyone is made in God’s image; but to be in His likeness is granted only to those who through great love have brought their own freedom into subjection to God. For only when we do not belong to ourselves do we become like Him who through love has reconciled us to Himself. No one achieves this unless he persuades his soul not to be distracted by the false glitter of this life.

Diadochos of Photiki


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For every humble person is gentle, and every gentle-person is invariably humble. A person is humble when he knows that his very being is on loan to him.

St. Maximus the Confessor



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A son of God is a person who through wisdom, power and righteousness has become like God.

St. Thalassios, Philokalia, Vol. 2