The Theotokos built herself and offered to God everything that attracted Christ to the earth, that motivated God’s creative hand. And what are they?
Life without sin, pure and clean
denial of all evil,
the practice of all virtues,
a soul cleaner than light,
a body completely spiritual,
brighter than the sun,
purer than the sky,
holier than the cherubic thrones.
A mind, that does not shrink before any height, that surpasses even the wings of angels….
A God’s domain, a union with God that no human thought can contain.
St. Nicholas Kavasilas
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou
What our Theotokos offered