Monday, February 12, 2007

My friends, they are smarter than I!

One of my friends made a very appropriate comment, when we were talking on the phone. We are both converts to Orthodoxy and she reminded me that we are in a way in two things. We are not new to Christianity, both of us being Christians all of our lives; but we are new to Orthodoxy. This was a good reminder for me. Yes, I am such a baby when it comes to Orthodoxy, and the more I go into it, gloriously, the more I realize I do not know. Yet I have walked (or stumbled at least) with God for as long as I can remember; and it is in God’s great compassion and mercy that He has brought me to a church and provided me with a spiritual father who can guide me as I learn to walk, yet already walking.

3 comments:

SaintSophia said...

I was chrismated in September and have been attending an OCA church a total of about two years. I feel like my life began when I found Orthodoxy. I relate to realizing how much there is to learn! The resources are endless...

elizabeth said...

many years, health and happiness in your journey. :) i have been chrismtated 3 years this august...so i am still new too it is a lot to learn and i struggle at times to not try to do too much too fast...

my spiritual father (and others) have confirmed again and again that the most important thing to do is be at church - head knowledge is only that - and being at church can begin to change the heart.

thank God we have so much to learn!

elizabeth said...

*chrismated i mean :) i never could spell... i used to think it was spelled christmatated~ which the preist who chrismated me let me know that it was spelled wrong, but not wholly inappropriate. :)