lasting tranquility

Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra, soul food | Comments Off on lasting tranquility

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The human soul can never be satisfied with material things; we have an infinite desiring capacity, in the face of which nothing finite can ever satisfy us…

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We live in a time of rapid change, when every innovation is presented to us as progress, but before real change, real progress can take place, something must first change within us.  And for this to happen, we must become completely estranged to all things earthly and human, to all human logic, to all human ways of thinking and to every so-called material good.  We must be indifferent in the face of all things.

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And only then, when we have become strangers to all, can God become all things to us, as if there existed nothing else in the world for us except God.

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It is this alone than can grant us true and lasting tranquility.

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Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra