As the image of God, people should be self-aware, free and in control of themselves, because if awareness is taken away from them, they become unfree and are ruled by others. They’re unworthy of their high calling, such a sublime destination which is what their divine Creator wanted for them. So personal freedom is a necessary consequence of our high mission of the training of our character and of our presence in the world.

“Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis”