Saint Maximus the Confessor on Being Perfect in Love

St. Maximus the Confessor

St. Maximus the Confessor

The one who is perfect in love and has reached the summit of detachment knows no distinction between one’s own and another’s, between faithful and unfaithful, between slave and freeman, or indeed between male and female. But having risen above the tyranny of the passions and looking to the one nature of men he regards all equally and is equally disposed toward all. For in him there is neither Greek nor Jew, neither male nor female, neither slave nor freeman, but Christ is everything and in everything.

* This excerpt is from “Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings” translated by George C. Berthold

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