Scientes quod non corruptibilibus argento vel auro redempti estis de vana vestra conversatione paternae traditionis sed pretioso sanguine quasi agni incontaminati et inmaculati Christi.We were saved by Christ from the destruction we brought upon ourselves by running away from God into sin. The price of our salvation was not just anything, but Christ Himself. We are not worthless. We are worth Christ. Christ the Divine Nymphios sacrificed Himself for His Bride the Church. We are never abandoned. We are always loved. How many ignore this Divine Love, going after corruptible gold and silver, as if they have no one to love them, when the Nymphios has been waiting for them all along?
Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as gold or silver, from your vain conversation of the tradition of your fathers: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled. (1 Peter 1:18-19)