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FROM BISHOP MAXIM
Perfect love is ecstatic, an offering of the lover’s life for the life of the beloved. “As a true lover, who had gone out of himself in ecstasy,” Paul did not himself live, but Christ lived in him (cf. Gal 2:20). This total union and permanent intermingling with the Beloved gives you true freedom. When you live not for yourself but for the Other—only then do you find yourself. When you live for the Beloved—the “one and only”—you are not separated, but united with everyone else.
The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire:"American" Conversations with an Athonite Elderby Archimandrite Vasileios Gondikakis