“The omnipotent God summoned us from the void. By nature we are of the void, yet even from God we expect consideration and regard. Suddenly the Almighty reveals Himself in boundless humility. The vision floods our entire being and instinctively we bow in adoration. Even this does not seem enough . . . Prayer to this God of love and humility rises from the depths of our being . . . Brought from nothingness into life, man is drawn by His Creator into the fullness of Divine life” (Archimandrite Sophrony, 1997, His Life is Mine).