Wednesday, January 11, 2012


"The goal of human freedom is not in freedom itself, nor is it in man, but in God. By giving man freedom, God has yielded to man a piece of His divine authority, but with the intention that man himself would voluntarily bring it as a sacrifice to God, a most perfect offering." -- St. Theophan the Recluse

1 comment:

Ostensive Lyme said...

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free."
-Gal. 5:1

Fr Michael, does this scripture mean to differentiate 'kinds' or 'levels' of freedom? Do we have free choice in order to choose Christ and thereby attain to a new kind of freedom?
Anything you can unpack in this would be appreciated.

-Mark Basil