By Saint John Maximovitch
The world was created good and called to the joy of life in union with the Source and Creator of life, the Lord God.
The first to sin and to be torn from this union were angels. The angelic realm was split: some remained with God; others, in their pride, desired to live their own life, independent of God. The angelic world was split and sin was born there, but the earthly world remained good.
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St John, pray for us sinners.