Monday First Things - Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
21/9/20, 06:00 AM

What is the aim of the incarnate dispensation of Godís Word, preached in all the Holy Scriptures but which we, who read them, do not know? The only aim is that, having entered into what is our own, we should participate in what is His. The Son of God has become Son of Man in order to make us, men, sons of God, raising our race by grace to what He is Himself by nature, granting us birth from above through the grace of the Holy Spirit and leading us straightway to the kingdom of heaven, or rather, granting us this kingdom of heaven within us (Luke 17:21), in order that we should not merely be fed by the hope of entering it, but entering into full possession thereof should cry: our Ďlife is hid with Christ in Godí (Col. 3:3).

+ St. Simeon the New Theologian (Philokalia)

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