167 Father And Son Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Father And Son Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. — Evelyn Waugh

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. — William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. — Yiddish Proverbs

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. — James Baldwin

His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always must divide a father from his son. — John P. Marquand

No love is greater than that of a father for His son. — Dan Brown

By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he's wrong. — Charles Wadsworth

What the father kept silent the son speaks out. — Friedrich Nietzsche

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. — Charles Wadworth

What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Short Father And Son Quotes

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  • If they don't exchange a few words, father and son will never know one another. — Indian Proverbs
  • Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son. — Proverbs
  • I trust everyone. I just don't trust the devil inside them. — Troy Kennedy Martin
  • In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons. — Herodotus
  • I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend. — Dante Hall
  • I admire those who trust and are trustworthy. — Rachel Scott
  • Trust and honesty is an investment you put in people. — Rachel Scott
  • It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. — Friedrich Schiller
  • It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. — Friedrich von Schiller
  • The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad! — John Walter Bratton

Top 10 Father And Son Quotes

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As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless. — Lord Chesterfield

Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm. — David Rockefeller

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. — James Baldwin

His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always must divide a father from his son. — John P. Marquand

What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father. — Friedrich Nietzsche

If they don't exchange a few words, father and son will never know one another. — Indian Proverbs

No love is greater than that of a father for His son. — Dan Brown

Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son. — Proverbs

God the Father has reconciled His created but fallen world through the death of His Son, and renews it into a Kingdom of God by His Spirit. — Herman Bavinck

The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness. — Clayton Christensen

Father And Son Image Quotes

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Father and son quote Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.

Like Father And Son Quotes

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It is a foolish thing to think that anyone can love us like God the Father and His only begotten Son does. — Enoch Adeboye

You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. — Wally Schirra

Parkour does not have to be liked or disliked! Parkour is here and it will stay here forever! Because it was born from a pure heart and nourished from all the love that a son can give to his father! — David Belle

Father and son quote One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their moth
One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger. — Elizabeth Gaskell

You can love someone like your son, even if he's not your biological son, and you can love someone like your father, even if he's not your biological father. — Oliver Hudson

Don't confuse [Father's Day] with Valentine's Day, and here's why. Boy, will you creep him out. I can just tell you from last year, uh, even if they do like chocolate, they don't want it from their son. — Jon Stewart

Father and son quote Watch you thoughts, for they become words. Watch you words, for they become acti
Watch you thoughts, for they become words. Watch you words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for the become you character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.

It used to be that a son could look at the father, and pretty much know what life was gonna be like as an adult. There was confidence in that, and comfort in that, and frustration also. — Clancy Brown

The son has always felt like he was a footnote in one of the stories the father tells. The father is an amazing storyteller and one of the tales that he tells is how he met his wife. — Danny Devito

The father-son thing, that's a separate thing. This film [Forsaken] was not about that. This was a film about two actors wanting to try and tell a story... and taking advantage of the fact that we looked like a father and son. — Kiefer Sutherland

When I started, with films like 'The Bay Boy' and 'Stand by Me', I look back on those interviews and I'm amazed; there's no mention of my father; it's not even 'son of Donald Sutherland.' I caught a bit of a break in that it never felt like a weight to me. — Kiefer Sutherland

Proud Father And Son Quotes

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You know my father as governor, as president, but I knew him as dad. I was so proud to have the Reagan name and to be Ronald Reagan's son. — Michael Reagan

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country. — Jane D. Hull

I coached against Dave the last couple of years, and I was very proud to be the first time a father ever coached against his son. He beat me for 30 minutes the first time and 59 and a half minutes the second time. — Don Shula

Father and son quote My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he beli
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me.

He (God) may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son who is coming every day to look more and more like the One whose child he is. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

When in many societies, fathers are usually known by their sons, I am one of the few fathers who is known by his daughter, and I'm proud of it. — Ziauddin Yousafzai

Relationship Of Father And Son Quotes

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It was Joseph Smith who taught me how to prize the endearing relationships of father and mother, husband and wife; of brother and sister, son and daughter, mashed potatoes and gravy. — Parley P. Pratt

There is the need for an intimate romantic relationship with the father. Abundant joy and an intimate personal receiving of God's love should be our priority because you can never get enough of this, people return again and again to swim in the river or soak in the son. — John Arnott

I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better. — Christian Bale

Father and son quote Every father should remember that one day his will follow his example instead of
Every father should remember that one day his will follow his example instead of his advice

My father and I were never intimate in the sense of my coming to him with confidences or seeking advice. Our relationship was rather that of host and guest. Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. — Evelyn Waugh

For me, the most powerful way to write about something is through the absence of it. Rather than writing about what it was to become a new mother, I wrote, for example, a father facing death and addressing his estranged son about the regrets of his relationship. — Nicole Krauss

It may be true of all relationships, not only between fathers and sons, but between men and women. Nothing seems fixed. Everything is always changing. We seem to have very little control over our emotional life. — Sherwood Anderson

Father and son quote Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.
Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.

Perhaps because my relationship with my father went through such a long, bumpy time, it's been very important for me to work to try to keep lines of communication open between my sons and myself to try to avoid my father's mistakes. At least if you're making mistakes, make different mistakes. — Salman Rushdie

Dad And Son Quotes

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Remember when you're young and you think your dad is Superman? And then you grow up and realized he's just a drunk who wears a cape. — Dave Attell

I think my dad, when he works with my older son, puts the same kind ofpressure on him that he put on me - that perfectionist pressure. And that can work in two ways: It can make you a perfectionist yourself, or it can eventually break you in the long run. — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

My dad grew up basically in a hut in Taiwan without enough food to eat. And within one generation his son in America gets to do a comedy show about whatever he wants. — Aziz Ansari

Father and son quote Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

Thankfully, in my youth I had the best financial advisor a son could ask for: my dad Walter. When I got that first signing bonus in 1978, Dad took my cheque, announced, 'This is what we're going to do,' and bought an annuity with it. — Wayne Gretzky

Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. — William Wordsworth

To her, the name of father was another name for love. — Fanny Fern

Dad was a hypocrite. He could talk about peace and love to the world but he could never show it to his wife and son. — Julian Lennon

My wrestling and family go together. It's always been that way, from day one with my mom and dad, my sister, my wife, four daughters, grandsons, son-in-laws. — Dan Gable

Yesterday, my son was out in the yard playing with his friend, and he hit his friend. I walked up to him, and I said, "Hey... We don't hit". He looked at me like, "Here's your sign, Dad". — Bill Engvall

I found out that I'm a pretty bad father. I make a lot of mistakes and I don't know what I'm doing. But my kids love me. Go figure. — Louis C. K.

Mother And Son Quotes

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If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation — Dalai Lama

We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son. — Louis de Montfort

Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one. — Thiruvalluvar

My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded. — Loni Anderson

I think, you know, it was something that I really wanted. I wanted so much to have a son or daughter. We adopted a son. And it was just the most wonderful thing. I think the only thing that was difficult for both Maury and myself were the sleepless nights. — Connie Chung

My son's taking drum lessons, and my daughter's taking piano lessons. One day they're going to start a band. — Chris Daughtry

I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it. — Frances Harper

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. — Robert Frost

There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that trancends all other affections of the heart — Washington Irving

Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did. — Martin Andersen Nexø

Father And Brother Quotes

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All things of creation are children of the Father and thus brothers of man. ... God wants us to help animals, if they need help. Every creature in distress has the same right to be protected. — Francis of Assisi

A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother. — Benjamin Franklin

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Your True Nature Is Love. There's Nothing You Can Do About It. — Byron Katie

Ignore reality, there's nothing you can do about it. — Natalie Imbruglia

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. — Washington Irving

The whole world is a large Niepokalanow where the Father is God, the mother the Immaculata, the elder brother the Lord Jesus in all the tabernacles of the world, and the younger brothers the people. — Maximilian Kolbe

I'm sick of very white teeth and lots of gymnasium practice. I'm bored, you know, send in the next one. I wanted a real man that I could believe was my brother, my father, you know, my next-door neighbor - a real person. — Tim Roth

My favorite memories growing up in North Carolina were hunting and fishing with my father and brothers. There, I developed a deep appreciation for protecting land and waterways. There, I learned outdoorsmanship. — Louis Bacon

My brother is undoubtedly arrogant," Tyrion Lannister replied. "My father is the soul of avarice, and my sweet sister Cersei lusts for power with every waking breath. I, however, am innocent as a little lamb. Shall I bleat for you? — George R. R. Martin

I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies. — Francis Ford Coppola

Father & Daughter Quotes

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It is better for a girl to marry in such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband's house rather than her father's home. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven. — Ruhollah Khomeini

People ask me, what special is in my mentorship which has made Malala so bold and so courageous and so vocal and poised? I tell them, don't ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that's all. — Ziauddin Yousafzai

One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. — Yiddish Proverbs

Never love anything that can't love you back. — Bruce Williams

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development. — David Gottesman

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. — Bruce Barton

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It was my father who taught me to value myself. — Dawn French

Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee. — Margaret Ann Courtney

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. — Euripides

A wedding is for daughters and fathers. The mothers all dress up, trying to look like young women. But a wedding is for a father and daughter. They stop being married to each other on that day. — Sarah Ruhl

Father Child Quotes

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Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child's conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs. — Billy Graham

God takes pleasure to see you take your little steps; and like a good father who holds his child by the hand, He will accommodate His steps to yours and will be content to go no faster than you. Why do you worry? — Saint Francis de Sales

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity. — Benjamin Franklin

Live simply and without thinking too much, like a child with his father. Faith without too much thinking works wonders. The logical mind hinders the Grace of God and miracles. Practice patience without judging with the logical mind. — Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Listen carefully, my child, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart. Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father's advice, that by the labor of obedience you may return to Him from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience. — Benedict of Nursia

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. — Mencius

You have to convince the adults that if a child is to learn his culture, he or she will have to see his mother and father reading about it, and explaining it to him. Then it gets a legitimacy it otherwise would never have. Until then, his learning is limited. — John Henrik Clarke

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. — William Shakespeare

I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories. — Hedy Lamarr

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless. — Anais Nin

Father Daughter Quotes

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My daughter got me a 'World's Best Dad' mug. So we know she's sarcastic. — Bob Odenkirk

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teenage daughter. — Guy Lombardo

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. — Anne Geddes

There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. — John Gregory Brown

A son is a son 'til he gets a wife, but a daughter is a daughter all her life. — Emily Giffin

She became a very famous, very popular young girl. Before that, she was my daughter, but now I'm her father. — Ziauddin Yousafzai

God is nearer to us than any man at every time. He is nearer to me than my raiment, nearer than the air or light, nearer than my wife, father, mother, daughter, son, or friend. I live in Him, soul and body. I breathe in Him, think in Him, feel, consider, intend, speak, undertake, work in Him. — John of Kronstadt

I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter. — Jay-Z

To think, "I am a sinner, oh Father, save me," is a defective approach! You should say, "I am your son, I am your daughter, oh Father, take me on your lap, I am your child." This will be the approach. You should forget what you do not want. — Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

As daughters of our Heavenly Father, and as daughters of Eve, we are all mothers and we have always been mothers. And we each have the responsibility to love and help lead the rising generation. — Sheri L. Dew

Son And Daughter Quotes

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You, the sons and daughters, the future of Turkiye, even under such circumstances and conditions, your duty is to save the Turkish independence and the Republic, you will find the power you need in the noble blood in your veins. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

I live right in front of my daughter. I have a little house right in front of her because I can stay in touch. It's like a little commune, and it's very nice, because you can be close. I can see my granddaughter. I live very close to my brother, too, and my son. We're a very close family. — Debbie Reynolds

The future must not belong to those who bully women. It must be shaped by girls who go to school and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons. — Barack Obama

Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box. — Frederick Douglass

My daughter is a freshman in college and my son is - well, our daughter and our son - is a sophomore in college. So they come home on selected weekends, they come home on vacations and they're home in the summer, although they have jobs. — Erika Slezak

Husbands, love your wives well! Your children are noticing how you treat her. You are teaching your sons how they should treat women, and you are teaching your daughters what they should expect from men. — Dave Willis

Wait just a minute," Ares growled. He pointed at Thalia and me. "These two are dangerous. It'd be much safer, while we've got them here—" "Ares," Poseidon interrupted, "they are worthy heroes. We will not blast my son to bits." "Nor my daughter," Zeus grumbled. "She has done well. — Rick Riordan

The patriotic united front is an important means for the Party to unite all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation, both at home and abroad, behind the goal of national rejuvenation. — Xi Jinping

The purpose of God for Christian children is to be wise sons and daughters.‬ — Enoch Adeboye

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. — Kahlil Gibran

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More Father And Son Quotes

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Now may the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the eternal high priest himself, the Son of God Jesus Christ, build you up in faith and truth and in all gentleness and in all freedom from anger and forbearance and steadfastness and patient endurance and purity. — Polycarp

We worship unity in trinity, and trinity in unity; neither confounding the person nor dividing the substance. There is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost; but the Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the glory equal, the majesty co-eternal. — Tertullian

Christians don't simply learn or study or use Scripture; we assimilate it, take it into our lives in such a way that it gets metabolized into acts of love, cups of cold water, missions into all the world, healing and evangelism and justice in Jesus' name, hands raised in adoration of the Father, feet washed in company with the Son. — Eugene H. Peterson

I always thought, 'Will I go into the business, or will I not go into the business?' But when my father got arrested, I really didn't have a choice. I was the oldest son, and it was something that had to be done. — Jared Kushner

The Law found more than it lost when Christ said, ‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:44-45). This most important commandment summarizes in a word the universal discipline of patience, since it does not allow us to do evil even to people who deserve it. — Tertullian

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility. — Tom Hiddleston

When we adopt—and when we encourage a culture of adoption in our churches and communities—we’re picturing something that’s true about our God. We, like Jesus, see what our Father is doing and do likewise (John 5:19). And what our Father is doing, it turns out, is fighting for orphans, making them sons and daughters. — Russell D. Moore

Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience - a group history - that may be tapped into at will in years to come. — John Thorn

How far would you go to protect your family? I'm a father, I'm a son, I'm a grandson, and I'm a husband. If someone were to hurt the women in my life and the law didn't take care of it, what would I do? Pretty awful things. — Jason Momoa

If the election of the Father is not universal and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit is not universal, why would the atonement of the Son be universal? That would put the persons of the Trinity completely at odds with one another-but the triune God is completely unified. — Shai Linne

And let me tell you, you boys of America, that there is no higher inspiration to any man to be a good man, a good citizen, and a good son, brother, or father, than the knowledge that you come from honest blood. — John Sergeant Wise

I love my father, but I have worked to develop a separate and distinct identity in different projects I have worked on. — Jared Kushner

The first secret to loving others is to immerse yourself in a love relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit - and abide there. — Anne Graham Lotz

Be a father, if not, why bother, son? A boy can make 'em, but a man can raise one. If you did it, admit it and stick with it. — Ed O.G.

Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you. — St. Catherine of Siena

Every divine action begins from the Father, proceeds through the Son, and is completed in the Holy Spirit. — Saint Basil

Bless, O Lord of the centuries and the millennia, the daily work by which men and women provide bread for themselves and their loved ones. We also offer to your fatherly hands the toil and sacrifices associated with work, in union with your Son Jesus Christ, who redeemed human work from the yoke of sin and restored it to its original dignity. — Pope John Paul II

May all your expectations be frustrated, may all your plans be thwarted, may all your desires be withered into nothingness, that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God who is the Father, Son and Spirit. — Brennan Manning

My grandfather drove a camel, my father drove a camel, I drove a Mercedes, my son drove a Land Rover and my grandson will drive a Land Rover, but my great-grandson will drive a camel. — Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The essence of Christianity consists therein: that the creation of the Father, destroyed by sin, is again restored in the death of the Son of God and recreated by the grace of the Holy Spirit to a Kingdom of God. — Herman Bavinck

I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing. — Mark Wahlberg

The chief end of our life is to live in communion with God. To this end the Son of God became incarnate, in order to return us to this divine communion, which was lost by the fall into sin. Through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, we enter into communion with the Father and thus attain our purpose. — Theophan the Recluse

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