“We sometimes hear people say, ‘I’m only human.’ We hear it in songs, in conversation, perhaps in confession. It sounds like an excuse in our fallen condition not to change. Therefore, let us challenge ourselves and others to be ‘truly human’ rather than ‘only human.’ To be truly human we must commit ourselves to rise above the bodiless powers with the Theotokos who is more honorable than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim in pursuit of the likeness of God.”
(Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of America)