It embraces everything

11 January 2023

Our sanctification isn’t achieved through our personal defensive mechanisms but through our development into universal persons, on the model of Christ. In this way, a saint experiences not only union with the divine, but also unity with the whole world. This unity is achieved through love, which embraces the whole world, even one’s enemies. When we become receptive to the grace of this selfless love which sacrifices itself in the interest of our neighbors, we open ourselves up as real persons.

Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos