• Michael Haldas


"We all have one thing in common. We all share in the brokenness of humanity." (Deacon and Fellow Pilgrim)

“We share one human nature in Christ. Therefore, valuing people based on opinions and ethnicity…, pride and social status…, or gender… has no place in the Church. All are one in nature, and so all are equal in dignity.” (Orthodox Study Bible, Galatians 3:28-29)

“…between the natural world and ourselves there is an organic unity and interdependence that makes us share a common fate just as we have the same Creator.” (Metropolitan John Zizioulas)

“...through deification or becoming like God, humanity is given the capacity to share in the uncreated energies of God—His power, purity, light, and goodness.” (Orthodox Study Bible, Wisdom of Solomon 7:22-30)

“The power to lead a godly life comes not from within us but from God. Because we don’t have the resources to be truly godly, God allows us to “share His divine nature” in order to keep us from sin and help us live for Him…God by His Spirit empowers us with His own goodness” (Life Application Study Bible, 2 Peter 1:3-4)

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