The Father’s incommensurable love for mankind

“The Creator of the universe rejoiced more over man than over the glorious choir of the heavenly bodies. Man is more precious than all the rest of the cosmos. Man, completed and perfected, is wondrous, even as God is wondrous. He is immortal and supra-cosmic. He is more than a microcosm – he is a micro-theos” (Archimandrite Sophrony, 1997, His Life is Mine).