Transformation That Compels Us to Serve
The transformation of individuals, society and creation from glory to glory joyfully stirs us to serve the Church and the world with a courageous, persevering and tenacious resolve to form communities that shine like the sun as colonies of heaven on earth.
Transformation inspires us in the fifth movement of the Liturgy and in our lifestyle practice of serving to:
- See the purpose of the restoration of all things as their coming into unity in Christ.
- Advance and build out the Kingdom in every area of thought and life.
- See the historical development of the Kingdom being from the Garden to the City.
- Embrace the multi-generational quest to advance the Kingdom of God among the nations.
- Affirm that individuals, society and creation will not be transformed by worldly power or might.
- Affirm that Christlike chivalry crushes evil in ways that restore both the victim and the villain.
- Affirm that Christ ends the unjust accumulation of power in social structures for power’s sake.
- Constantly and tenaciously seek to make disciples who increase in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Deny that any power of individuals, society or creation can ultimately subvert divine destiny.
- Affirm that the destiny of all is to reign, shining like the sun in the Kingdom of our Father.
- Affirm that the destiny of all individuals is released in the experience and process of Theosis.
- See the Church as the community of Theosis, the corollary of the Incarnation.
- Be determined, tenacious, visionary and intent on seeing God’s kingdom come on earth.
- Persevere against all odds in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- Follow Christ in doing only what we see the Father doing and say only what we hear Him saying.
- Be patient and relaxed in carrying out our mission, not compelled to force it.
- Have an organic way of ecclesiastically releasing initiatives to grow into Basileian jurisdictions.
- Be Hosts who offer hospitality to all already within and to those yet beyond the Church.
- Be Ambassadors who advance the Kingdom through our vocational callings.
- Be Voluntary Exiles who travel to the edges of established expressions of Christendom.