eastslav:

The goal is to rise spiritually, not simply to avoid sin.

– Saint Paisios

Though we start with the fear of God, this is not ultimately where we are to end. Where there is love, fear is driven out. Where we experience the love of Christ we find the depths of our being.

Our goal is Love. Our life is Love. Our God is Love. And this love is not like our physical love. It is spiritual. It is perfect. And it calls us to rise and meet God. To be like Him. To be deified by His grace.

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