I read something yesterday from Thomas Hopko, the Orthodox theologian. He says this about Christians:
Their calling and destiny is to become by God's grace all that God is by nature.
Try reading that three times, slowly. Meditate on it a bit. It's much deeper and richer than it first appears to be.
I could write for an hour about the thoughts - and hope - this unleashes in me, . . . but I don't have an hour right now. And your thoughts might be better, anyway.
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1.4-6)
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. (1 Thessalonians