"This is the way we should see Christ. He is our friend, our brother; He is whatever is good and beautiful. He is everything. Yet, He is still a friend and He shouts it out, "You're my friends, don't you understand that? We're brothers. I'm not...I don't hold hell in my hands. I am not threatening you. I love you. I want you to enjoy life together with Me."
"Christ is everything. He is joy, He is life, He is light. He is the true light who makes man joyful, makes him soar with happiness; makes him see everything, everybody; makes him feel for everyone, to want everyone with him, everyone with Christ."
"Love Christ and put nothing before His Love. Christ is everything. He is the source of life, the ultimate desire, He is everything. Everything beautiful is in Christ."
"Somebody who is Christ's must love Christ, and when he loves Christ he is delivered from the Devil, from hell and from death."
- Elder Porphyrios of Mount Athos