Daily Meditations

Boundless Love (II) »

June 21st, 2018

“Love without limits… I am above and beyond every name. The qualification ‘without limits’ expresses precisely the truth that my Person and my Love are beyond every category known to the human mind. I am ‘Supreme Love,’ ‘Universal Love,’ ‘Absolute Love,’ ‘Infinite Love.’ “If I now insist on the words ‘without limits,’ it is to evoke in your mind the image of barriers that have been overturned. It is to […]

Our Aim in Life »

June 20th, 2018

In St. Panteleimon’s Monastery, it happened that once I had up to fourteen functions at the same time. I spoke about it to my spiritual father. I told him: ‘I don’t manage to carry out my work; I have fourteen jobs!’ He answered me: ‘You are wrong; you’ve only got one job’. ‘But no, Father’, I replied, ‘I have fourteen!’ Again he said, ‘No, you are only doing one thing […]

Silence as Sacrament »

June 19th, 2018

“For God alone my soul waits in silence.” (Ps. 61:1) “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.” (Rev. 8:1) “Silence is the sacrament of the world to come.” (St. Isaac the Syrian) Silence is not just the absence of ambient noise. Nor does it mean the lack of laughter or music or shared reflection. Silence is a state of mind […]

Trinity: Kenosis »

June 18th, 2018

The Trinity is unhindered kenosis or self-emptying, self-giving, holding nothing back. Jesus modeled such vulnerability and surrender: becoming human, serving the poor and the sick, and giving up his life. As Paul writes: Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found […]

Behind Every Rock and Tree – An Allegory »

June 15th, 2018

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, January 17, 2015  How is an allegorical interpretation of the Scriptures possible? In the fourth chapter of Galatians, St. Paul invokes the story of Abraham and his two sons, one born of a bondwoman (Hagar) and the other of a freewoman (Sarah).  As he prepares to draw a lesson from the story he says of it: “These things are an allegory.” He then proceeds to draw […]

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