Being a true spiritual parent – 1

“When someone becomes a theologian, not in the academic sense but in the . . . sense of someone who beholds the glory of God, he always becomes a spiritual father to others, because he brings people to new birth” (Met. Hierotheos. 2010. The science of spiritual medicine, p. 304). “Knowledge of God is passed on to the people by those who are deified, those who see God . . . Theologians who have been called to climb Mount Sinai and Mount Tabor and have seen God’s glory, are actually healers in the fullest sense. They know exactly what illness and good health are and how to lead people towards theoria of God. It is inconceivable that someone could be theologian without being a spiritual father, or a spiritual father without being a theologian” (p. 305).