I desire mercy, not sacrifice and the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings (Hos 6:6).
God is love; infinite love. He does not want sacrifices, rationalizations and pontifications. He only desires to be loved with genuineness from the bottom of your hearts. Please, love Him “with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Dt 6:5; Mt 22:37; Mk 12:30; Lk 10:27). Continue reading →
If you will not hearken and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory unto My name, says Hashem of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings . . . Behold, I will rebuke the seed for your hurt and will spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your sacrifices; and you shall be taken away unto it (Mal 2:2-3).
Self-love has come to rule in your hearts. They have taken up the place of ‘king,’ replacing the legitimate rule of the King of glory. How can you say that you love Him when you do not visit Him, you do not even go to see Him? Patiently, He waits and waits and waits; imprisoned and exposed anew. Continue reading →
Take heed to your spirit and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth (Mal 2:15).
The Beggar for Love
He waits for you all day long, a divine Prisoner in His own abode. Yet you do not care to visit Him even for one measly hour, to sit with Him and speak with Him in silence, from your hearts to His Heart. This is happening because true love has become absent from your hearts. Continue reading →
A son honors his father and a servant his master. If then I be a father, where is My honor? And if I be a master, where is My fear? says HaShem of hosts to you, O priests that despise My name (Mal 1:6).
How can you live or claim to purport to live without divine life, light and love within yourselves? How can you claim to be so assuredly alive, to possess the fullness of Truth, when so many of you are mortally dead? Continue reading →
I am HaShem your God from the land of Egypt and you know no God but Me, and besides Me there is no savior. I knew you in the wilderness, in the land of great drought. But when they were fed, they became full. They were filled and their heart was exalted, so they have forgotten Me (Hos 13:6).
You say that you love, but you simply pretend to love, going through the motions, for in reality you do not love. You simply hate with a hatred that is intense in its coldness and indifference of Him who loves you with infinity. Your hearts – so many of your hearts – are far away, very far away, from true love. Continue reading →
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you will be no priest to Me. Seeing as you have forgotten the law of your God, I too will forget your children (Hos 4:6).
Love should fill the hearts of His people, yet love is dead because His Spirit is absent. How can you love or speak openly about love, if you do not cherish God-within-you (Rv 21:3) who is love? Continue reading →
How shall I give you up, Ephraim? How shall I surrender you, Israel? How shall I make you as Admah? How shall I set you as Zeboim? (Hos 11:8).
The consensual silence of man in the face of the most horrid neglect of Him who is infinite love is abominable (Dn 9:27, 11:31, 12:11). It is the silence of those who are neither hot, nor cold (Rv 3:16) – the silence of the lukewarm. The silence Continue reading →
Plead with your mother, plead; for she is not My wife, neither am I her husband. And let her put away her harlotries from her face and her adulteries from her breasts (Hos 2:4).
Those who profess to love Him, do not love Him. They love Him only with their lips as their hearts are very far away. Under a ceaseless variety of rationalizations, they do not tender Him with care, for love – true love – is missing from their hearts, minds and souls. Continue reading →
From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return unto Me and I will return unto you, says HaShem of hosts. But you say, “Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God?” Yet you rob Me (Mal 3:7-8).
Love is not wanted any longer despite all He has given them throughout the centuries. Even the wandering animals He has created enter and sit with Him, unbidden, to keep Him company and bask in His infinite love. But His people – His very own people, those dearest Continue reading →
The Father and the Mother sacrificed their only Son, divine and human, while Christ died tortured on the Cross for them. Yet this people does not care.
Return, O Israel, unto HaShem your God, for you have stumbled in your iniquity (Hos 14:2).
A voice in the desert, the barren wilderness, cries out to God’s own people:
Not even the slightest spark of reverence exists in His Presence any longer. All is dead despite the appearance of being alive, for love in the hearts of this people has grown cold and bitter. Love Himself is neglected and abandoned. Nothing is offered to Him, that He desires and has ceaselessly begged for. Continue reading →
A Voice Calling God’s People is a call from the barren wilderness, a cry from the heart, to God’s own people, to return to Him who loved them, who was their first love and who is infinite love. This short book was written during the vigil of Pentecost. A Voice Calling God’s People can be obtained globally through Amazon in Kindle electronic edition.
The declaration was made: “God will heal and restore our souls.” The response is, “Yes, indeed, when we decide to return to Him out of our free-will choice.” So let us turn to the Father of mercies with sincere repentance for what we did and genuineness in our hearts, in order to become fully His anew after having drifted far away.
On one side of our lives is God the Father, the Alpha and Omega of the universe, with His infinite life, light and love; together with the peace, joy, hope, love and happiness of Heaven: infinite bliss for eternity. On the other side of our lives is Satan, the prince of the abyss and Continue reading →
Are we ready to glorify to God the Father with the entirety of our hearts, minds and souls, when the moment of our individual testing arrives in relation to our fidelity and faith? Or are we going to give glory to him who has desired nothing but the ruin of every dimension of our lives Continue reading →
To what extent do we genuinely possess Love – the very Presence of God the Father – in the heart of our souls? To what degree do we sincerely have true love in our hearts: the love which is both reciprocal and reciprocates Infinite Love? To what extent are we ready, at any given moment, during the course of our daily lives, to set aside the incessantly Continue reading →
God is my Father! How many of us have really reflected upon the inherent reality of this statement, a statement which also happens to be a fact? Have we ever truly considered the real, personal meaning of this simple, plain, but profoudly powerful fact, within the intricate structure of our daily lives? For example, what does it mean to us personally that Continue reading →
Love God our Father, the Alpha and the Omega, the Creator of all things, with all your mind, heart, strength and soul, for He loves you – even though you may not yet know Him. Love Him and seek to get to know Him because He is all-mighty, dependable, faithful and true.
The love of God our Father is endless: infinite, as He is Infinity. Yet many do not want Him, do not know Him and do not want to get to know Him. What has He done for you, that you treat Him like this? That you marginalize, neglect and abandon Him even though He Is Infinite Love?
Love exists no longer now because the world has become extremely cold. And yet it would not need to be so, had you to return into God the Father’s arms. “Return, return” Our Father says; indeed He will set you completely free. Yet you neither return nor listen, because your heart has turned to stone. Continue reading →
When a person is spiritually unhealthy, spiritually ill, the heart of his soul - the nous – ends up being directed and dominated by reason, deifying the latter, instead of imbuing reason with grace, thus achieving the appropriate balance between faith and reason. Attuning our nous, the heart of our soul, through purifying Continue reading →
These days many, if not most, of us tend to consider ourselves lucky if we manage to get ourselves to Purgatory. And this statement, unfortunately, applies also to priests, many of whom are setting the bar too low, by focusing primarily on the basics without concurrently retaining the fullness of deification in mind. But Continue reading →
Deification or theosis is the participation of man in the uncreated Divine Light (Met. Hierotheos, 2010, The science of spiritual medicine). Deification does not simply constitute “the forgiveness of sins through the Holy Spirit but man’s participation in the Holy Spirit. The forgiveness of sins is not the same as participation in the Continue reading →
The illumination of one’s soul, better known as the illumination of conscience, is in both essence and fact the healing of the soul that is ill, for it entails reopening the heart of the soul, the nous, to God the Father and His Truth, Jesus Christ; hence, to Knowledge – true (interior, experiential) knowledge – of God, after it has Continue reading →
Two kinds of faith exist: faith derived from hearing and learning, and faith derived from theoria. Although by no means separate from each other, these two kinds of faith are different from each other and naturally result in different kinds of knowledge of God. Faith derived from hearing and learning (simple faith) results Continue reading →
“If we learn to open ourselves to God, we avoid many problems which are the result of the inner isolation of our soul. Confession . . . abolishes the monologue with ourselves and opens up a dialogue with the living God” (Met. Hierotheos, The illness and cure of the soul, p. 174).
We have been created for love, by Love Himself. How can we, therefore, possibly live rather than just exist, if we keep on insisting on rejecting Love? And how can we love both others and ourselves, if we do not allow ourselves to know Love?
Infinite Love is the Name of God our Almighty Father; He is Tenderness, Softness, Sweetness and Gentleness. And yet, despite all this Love, all this boundless goodness and generosity – and for free, too – you stay away. You stay away, you remain detached and distant from your Omnipotent Father who created Continue reading →