Let a man go to a psychiatrist, but what can he become? An adjusted sinner. Let a man go to a physician, and what can he become? A healthy sinner. Let a man achieve wealth, and what does he become? An affluent sinner. But let him go in sincere repentance and faith to the foot of the cross, and what does he become? A new creature in Jesus Christ, forgiven, reconciled, with meaning and purpose in his life and on the way to heaven.
Coniaris, Anthony M. (1998-01-01). Philokalia: The Bible of Orthodox Spirituality (Kindle Locations 1206-1209). Light & Life Publishing Company: www.light-n-life.com. Kindle Edition.
“Mere improvement is no redemption, though redemption always improves even here and now, and will, in the end, improve them to a degree we cannot yet imagine. God became Man to turn creatures into sons; not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.”
— C.S. Lewis, Beyond Personality