Reaching our Father and deification – The process (2)

In deification God acts while the individual collaborates, because by nature we do not have the wherewithal to become deified. Since deification is a grace of radiance and holiness, one “must be purified in order to become receptive to this radiance” (Met. Hierotheos, 2010, The science of spiritual medicine, p. 454), because in deification, or theosis, the latter’s nous – the heart of the soul – becomes pure; hence “like an angel and like God” (Gregory Palamas) due to its participation in the uncreated Divine Light.