The more we can overcome sin in our lives, the more room there is for the light of Christ to spread
In Orthodoxy, we actually have a goal. There’s something we’re trying to do in our life in Christ. We’re trying to overcome sin which cripples us, which darkens us. Not only for our own sake, but for the sake of those that we love. The more we can overcome sin in our lives, the more room there is for the light of Christ to spread. This goal is called “theosis”. It’s a Greek word, you see, “theos”, God, there at the beginning. “Osis” is a Greek term, that means a process, like the the cloth turned red when you placed it in a dye, by a process of osmosis. Likewise theosis, we’re soaking up, soaking up God, soaking up the presence of God, so that He fills us not not only in our spirits, not only in our heart, our emotions, but entirely, even in our bodies, even our bodies are transformed because God still works miracles. This is still His world and He can do what He wants with it. He affects this physical world and affects our beings as well, in this process of gaining more and more of His presence.