Monday, May 19, 2014

More than one way {within the middle way}

I read in Mat. Constantina's book how thankfulness can be 
what brings one to humility, to salvation.  
In the book on Elder Porphyrios I heard that it is the remembrance of love.  
In many fathers it is the remembrance of death. 
 For Saint Siouan, it was to be in hell but despair not.   
It is the remembrance of God; it is all of these things.  
I am seeing that in Orthodox there is one royal middle way, 
not in sloth, not in excessive and misplaced zeal
but the way of God in the middle, 
hidden in humility; 
in this one royal way there are many ways…

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