September 27

If a person refuses to allow God, the abode of all who are saved and source of their well-being, to sustain his life and to assure his well-being, what will become of him? And if the righteous man will be saved only with much difficulty (Proverbs 11:31 & 1 Peter 4:18), what will become of the man who has not attained any principle of devotion and virtue in this present life?

By a single infinitely powerful act of will God in His goodness will gather all together, angels and men, the good and the evil. But, although God pervades all things absolutely, not all will participate in Him equally: they will participate in Him according to what they are.

~St Maximos the Confessor

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