H.G. Bishop Youssef on Cultural Adaptation and Spirituality

“After you understand the American culture, next step you need to discern what’s right and what’s good. Discernment, actually, is a virtue of the spiritually mature people.”

“What are the tools that God gave us to be able to transform our culture? The Holy Scriptures, the Church, early Church Fathers. And we have many biblical examples about people who lived in a different culture, but they did not only adapt well to the culture but also they were able to transform the culture, like Daniel, like Moses…”