Just another brief notice to let you know that the audiobook of The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives is now available from Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. This audiobook has also been narrated by Favor Lark. Below you can hear a sample it.
Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. Truth is a Person. It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. If you seek truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able to bear it without being burned (Saint Nicholas of Serbia).
The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God (Saint Isaac the Syrian).
How mistaken are those people who seek happiness outside of themselves, in foreign lands and journeys, in riches and glory, in great possessions and pleasures, in diversions and vain things, which have a bitter end! In the same thing to construct the tower of happiness outside of ourselves as it is to build a h ouse in a place that is consistently shaken by earthquakes. Happiness is found within ourselves, and blessed is the man who has understood this. Happiness is a pure heart, for such a heart becomes the throne of God. Thus says Christ of those who have pure hearts: “I will visit them, and will walk in them, and I will be a God to them, and they will be my people.” (II Cor. 6:16) What can be lacking to them? Nothing, nothing at all! For they have the greatest good in their hearts: God Himself! (Saint Nektarios of Aegina).
There is just one word to describe what is happening. That word is pride. In their attempts, likely unconscious for many, to turn the Catholic Faith into an ideology they can, at last, get fully behind and their desire to play at the cool kids’ table of the international press, they have forgotten the Will of God and the indefectibility of the Church.