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CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! "In order that man's free will…

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CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!

"In order that man's free will which God gave to man from the beginning
might more clearly be manifested and confirmed, a great providence is at
work in this matter, and the dissolution of the bodies takes place so that
it is a question of man's will choosing to embrace what is good or evil. For
even the man confirmed in evil, or the one completely immersed in sin and
making himself a vessel of the devil by whom he is totally bound, caught up
in a certain necessity, still employs free will to become a chosen vessel
(Acts 9:15), a vessel of life. Similarly, on the other hand, those who are
intoxicated with God, even if they are full and dominated by the Holy
Spirit, still are not bound by any necessity, but they possess free will to
choose and do what pleases them in this life."

St. Macarius the Great.

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