04 April 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

God made us so that we might become 'partakers of the divine nature' (2 Pet 1:4) and sharers in His eternity, and so that we might come to be like Him (cf. 1 John 3:2) through deification by grace. It is through deification that all things are reconstituted and achieve permanence; and it is for its sake that what is not is brought into being and given existence. - St. Maximos the Confessor, *First Century of Various Texts* par. 42

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