It is pitch black. He is unaware that more than fourteen kilometres lay before him, in his mind there are only six. He begins to walk. In the distance he sees a semi-globe of light, and decides that it is the monastery. Since he could not see anything around him, he decides that walking in that direction is the wisest choice. In the darkness, he feels a presence; he is certain that he is not walking alone.
+Christ is risen!
Saint Athanasius, who reposed in the Lord almost 1700 years ago, is still one of the most revered people in all of Christendom, and studied by Christians and non-Christians alike. He gifted the Christian world with our faith, and our Creed. This star didn’t come out of nowhere, he was a kid, a teen, and an adult at various points in his life. Today let’s look particularly at his youth and what he was like, and hopefully we can be inspired to struggle as he did.
His feast day is May 15.
What does it mean to be in love with God? What is the relationship like? A relationship takes two, right?
Let’s explore this with some short meditations from the book of love in the Bible: Song of Songs.
+Christ is risen!
What happened through the Resurrection that can change how I live? The Resurrection takes away our fear of tribulation, sin and death, and gives us power over everything. We live in the hope, the expectation of newness and restoration…
This article is a bit heavier on the quotes, contrary to the ‘about’ section, my apologies in advance!
Q: Are we God’s children, friends, or servants? Or are we more than one? How is it that we can be His children and His servants, or more specifically, to call Him Father and Lord?
Where do we draw the line between running after any miracle we hear about and having some kind of discernment? What about miracles that happen to people outside the Church?
How do we deal with miracles? Some of us love them, some of us run from them….What to do?
This post is a discussion of miracles and the supernatural based on the movie “Heaven is for Real”
These two questions linked to a post in the Back2Basics section:
Q1: Do we thank Him for good and not evil?
Q2: Do we attribute causality for the good and not the bad?
We have to be very careful not to attribute causality to God when typically the reason for anything is our whole fallen world that we all work in. What God does is use the evil that we do to work good from it, but He certainly doesn’t will for any of these things to happen.