TheoCenTriC Stumbling Toward Christ

“We” Did It


In reality, there doesn’t exist a thing which someone has made alone, even if in appearance nobody helped him. The idea for that action, the stimulus to do it, the competence for it and so many other conditions for it were given him by the environment in which it developed. Everyone should say in regard to everything he has been able to do: “We” did it, not to put himself in the plural, but in order to acknowledge the contribution of others to any endeavor of his. “I” is an expression of pride and indicates a dangerous cutting of our nature. “We” is an expression of love, of humility, of the recognition of the unity of our nature, of the conciliarity of subjects, founded on this unity of nature. This is why St. Maximus says that only love removes the shredding of human nature.

– Dumitru Staniloae, Orthodox Spirituality

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TheoCenTriC Stumbling Toward Christ

Rev. Rich Vincent

After 24 years of pastoring, I continue to stumble toward Christ, and invite you to do the same. Prayerfully hoping the material on this site will aid you to this end. Grace and peace!