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The Twelfth Day of Christmas Advent. Saint Stylianos, The Protector of Children »

November 26th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

Saint Stylianos was born in Paphlagonia, Asia Minor, between 400 and 500. He was blessed even from his mother’s womb. As he grew up, by the grace of God he increasingly became a dwelling-place of the Holy Spirit. From childhood he displayed the rare qualities of his blessed life. When he was young and still an adolescent, although, of course, he was of the flesh, he never allowed desires to […]

The Demands of Prevenient Grace. The Friend of the Beloved. »

November 7th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

The Demands of Prevenient Grace O Lord of Love, I beg you, don’t go so fast! I can’t keep up with you. You’re moving too quickly for me. Wait for me, let me catch up to you! Still, Lord, you have not stopped, you have not even slowed down. Lord, I see you coming toward my house. Don’t trouble yourself to come to me; I’ll come as quickly as I […]

Morning Dew. From the Morning, O Lord… »

September 6th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

Morning Dew “My child,” God says, “I want you to feel yourself in communion with my splendid universe, with its uncertain aspirations, its unexpressed thanksgivings.  I want above all, especially in those moments when you seek to become one with boundless Love, that you be perfectly humble. You have often seen morning dew.  It places sparkling jewels on blades of grass and on leaves, shortly before the rising of the […]

To Be or Not To Be – A Moral Question? »

August 31st, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Father Stephen Freeman, February 3, 2015  As I continue this series on morality (or unmorality) the conversation continues to push me back to basics. There are deeply important reasons for unthinking the morality of the modern world and rethinking its place in our relationship with God. The most important reason is because it is incorrect to think of us as primarily moral beings. So what would constitute a moral […]

The Problem of Goodness »

June 8th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, January 9, 2015  Though many struggle with the so-called “Problem of Evil,” the greater moral problem is that of goodness. How do we account for goodness in the world – particularly self-sacrificing heroic goodness? It is not uncommon for a person in a dangerous situation to place their own life at risk in order to save the life of another. It is by no means universal […]