Monday, June 08, 2015

Quote of the Week: Maximus the Confessor

"When God, who is absolute fullness, brought creatures into existence, it was not done to fulfill any need, but so that his creatures should be happy to share his likeness, and so that he himself might rejoice in the joy of his creatures, as they draw inexhaustibly on the Inexhaustible."

- Maximus the Confessor, 7th century theologian, regarded as one of the "church fathers," with a comparable influence on Eastern Christian theology as Augustine had on the West. (Quote is taken from The Roots of Christian Mysticisim, by Olivier Clement)

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