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Basil the Great: Spirit Bearing Souls

on-human-condition-st-basil-great-paperback-cover-artAnd just as limpid and transparent bodies, when the sun’s ray falls upon them, themselves become radiant and shine with another ray from themselves, so the Spirit-bearing souls illumined by the Spirit themselves become spiritual and send forth the grace to others. From this comes foreknowledge of future events, understanding of mysteries, comprehension of hidden things, distribution of gifts, heavenly citizenship, dancing with angels, joy without end, abiding in God, likeness to God, and the summit of desires, becoming god.

— St. Basil the Great, On the Human Condition

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  1. Morgan Guyton February 24, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Beautiful image!

    • Craig L. Adams February 25, 2014 / 9:50 am

      I find it impossible to comment on that quote — anything you might say would take away from it.

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