Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saying of the Desert Christians: God is for all 1


God is the life of all free beings. He is the salvation of all, of believers or unbelievers, of the just or the unjust, of the pious or the impious, of those freed from passions or those caught up in them, of monks or those living in the world, of the educated and the illiterate, of the healthy and the sick, of the young or the old. He is like the outpouring of light, the glimpse of the sun, or the changes of the weather which are the same for everyone without exception.

Some thoughts:

Would that we Christians remembered this. Would that we acted this way. Would that we all embraced this as the ultimate in Holy Hospitality.

We spend so much time looking for reasons to exclude each other. We invest so much energy denying to others what God has so freely bestowed on us ourselves. Sometimes I think that is the the true definition of apostasy, the actions of a real apostate.


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