Monday, 16 July 2012


He who created human beings in order to make them share in his own fullness so disposed their nature that it contains the principle of all that is good, and each of these dispositions draws them to desire the corresponding divine attribute. So God could not have deprived them of the best and most precious of his attributes: self-determination, freedom ...

Gregory of Nyssa (330-395) quoted in Roots of Christian Mysticism