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THE FATHER AND I ARE ONE »

October 20th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Have faith in God and faith in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places; otherwise, how could I have told you that I was going to prepare a place for’ you? I am indeed going to prepare a place for you, and then I shall come back to take you with me, that where I […]

The Land of Love (Part II) »

October 17th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

There was a man who invented the art of making fire. He took his tools and went to a tribe in the north, where it was very cold, bitterly cold. He taught the people there to make fire. The people were very interested. He showed them the uses to which they could put fire— they could cook, could keep themselves warm, etc. They were so grateful that they had learned […]

The Land of Love (Part I) »

October 16th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

If we really dropped illusions for what they can give us or deprive us of, we would be alert. The consequence of not doing this is terrifying and unescapable. We lose our capacity to love. If you wish to love, you must learn to see again. And if you wish to see, you must learn to give up your drug. It’s as simple as that. Give up your dependency. Tear […]

What Does It Mean to Be a Christian? »

October 15th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Keith Massey Upon whom–and why–would we, as Orthodox believers, bestow the title “Christian”? It’s a matter that the Church has wrestled with from her very earliest history. You can almost hear the sadness in the voice of St. John the Evangelist as he tells his flock that some former members of his community are not now–and apparently never were–”Christians.” Instead, he declares that they are antichrists. “They went out […]

The Danger of the Final Solution »

October 14th, 2014    Posted in Daily Meditations

There is much mental suffering in our world. But some of it is suffering for the wrong reason because it is born out of the false expectation that we are called to take each other’s loneliness away. When our loneliness drives us away from ourselves into the arms of our companions in life, we are, in fact, driving ourselves into excruciating relationships, tiring friendships and suffocating embraces. To wait for […]

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