• Michael Haldas

Value


“Each of us has some manifestation of Christ’s grace in us. This comes out in our personalities and our talents. There is no one who has no gift to offer the world, or who has no gift to offer back to Christ. Because we are ALL made in the image and likeness of God, then everyone has infinite value in the eyes of God. So, while our gifts and talents may be different, God doesn’t value anyone more or less than anyone else—we all have infinite value in His eyes.” (Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis)

“Evaluating yourself by the worldly standards of success and achievement can cause you to think too much about your worth in the eyes of others and thus miss your true value in God’s eyes.” (Life Application Study Bible, Romans 12:3)

“We all, every one of us, want our God-given dignity affirmed by others. We want to receive attention. We want to be valued, appreciated, admired, and sought after. We want to feel cherished and adored—to be “in” with others. We want to know that our lives matter. We want to be loved. That’s why some of us so desperately want to be famous. It’s why we are overly concerned with our reputations, why we loathe obscurity, and why our confidence hangs on the opinions of others. When it comes right down to it, some of us believe that we matter if and only if hordes of people are fawning over us. But I’ve noticed that those who aren’t obsessed with being noticed are often the healthiest and wisest people among us—and also deeply loved by many.” (Marlena Graves)

"If our union with God is the true value of our existence, then those times that prompt us, help us to turn to Him, must surely be of more value than our times of comfort." (Father Spyridon Baily)

“God puts greater value on his relationship with us than on our comfort and affluence.” (Gary Thomas)

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