It’s a great delusion

22 January 2022

There are those who view people romantically and at face value. They transfer wickedness from individual people to society, which is why they also proclaim that an improvement in society will also bring about an improvement in people. While not denying the importance of social influences on people, we Orthodox prioritize the transfiguration of the person through repentance and divine grace. It’s a great delusion to want to change society without striving to change ourselves.

Elder Georgios Kapsanis