April 29, 2017

God knew when he set me on this path that I could never attain theosis  as an escetic, and am far too weak to walk such a path.  So he gave me St. Therese who loves little souls and said essentially, " Just stay very small, and love." That is my core spirituality, livi...

April 29, 2017

The Spiritual life is a journey with maps and landmarks (theology),  but the trip is very hard, and that  is why the writings of the Fathers and others who have traveled this road are so important. We can orient ourselves and "sort of know" what is coming up ahead.  Si...

April 21, 2017

Continued quotes from one:     "We must unite mind and heart in order to learn true mental prayer, in other words, we must pray with our whole inner being, with all our mind and heart.  How can God give ear to our prayer if we do not even agree with the words we are sa...

April 21, 2017

Here is a quote from Orthodox Archimandrite Zacharias, taken from his book, "Hidden Man of   the Heart".  "But it often happens that we call upon the Lord, desiring to enter into His presence only to   find ourselves unable to do so;  it is as if we are beating the air...

April 18, 2017

Some believe God is emotionless, and loves, but in some exalted impersonal way.  I recall asking a priest how a mom and dad could enjoy heaven while their son roasted in hell.  He responded that God would explain it to them so gloriously that they would rejoice in God'...

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