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The conclusion, dear brethren, is that in heaven we shall reign with God. Can you imagine this? Has not the Lord of Glory said, "Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" (Matthew 25:34)? The weak and worthless man will reign with God! We certainly do not know our worth in God's eyes. Although we are made of worthless dust, we have this worth by Christ's blood that has been shed on the Cross. In light of this, we are able to understand the words of Saint Paul the Apostle, "justified freely by His grace" (Romans 3:24). Yes, freely, for we have not paid anything and we were incapable of paying anything. Meditate on David's words: "who lifts up the poor from the earth, and raises up the needy from the dunghill" (Psalms 112:7).
God has revealed the depth of His love for mankind by lifting them up out of the dust so they will not only sit with princes, angels or saints, but He will allow them to sit with Him personally!
HG Bishop Youannis of Gharbia, 1974 (+1987)