Today is the Sunday of the victory of Orthodoxy [in the war between the iconoclasts and the defenders of the icon].
Bishop Basil said= this is really the victory of truth.
He added= Christ wants every person to be what he is, ‘the truth of God incarnate in humanity.’
This can be presented and kept at a purely doctrinal level, and then its real significance is lost.
To become what Christ was, we must go where he went, and do what he did.
This is why truth is not light; truth is fire.
Going where he went, and doing what he did, is passion.
Passion is fire.