Being changed forever

“Conscious contact with . . . [I Am that I Am] stamps a man for ever. Such a man will not now depart from the God of love Whom he has come to know . . . Knowledge of the Personal God bears an intrinsically personal character. Like recognizes like. There is an end to the deadly tedium of the impersonal” (Archimandrite Sophrony, 1997, His Life is Mine).