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  • Mark Sadek
    The physical eye perceives the outward or literal sense of things and from it derives sensory images. The intellect, once purified and reestablished in its
    Message 1 of 2430 , Jan 30 6:37 PM
      "The physical eye perceives the outward or literal sense of things and from it derives sensory images. The intellect, once purified and reestablished in its pristine state, perceives God and from Him derives divine images. Instead of a book the intellect has the Spirit; instead of a pen, mind and tongue - 'my tongue is a pen', says the Psalmist (cf. Ps. 45:1); and instead of ink, light. So plunging the mind into the light that it becomes light, the intellect, guided by the Spirit, inscribes the inner meaning of things in the pure hearts of those who listen. Then it grasps the significance of the statement that the faithful 'shall be taught by God' (cf. Isa. 54:13; John 6:45), and that through the Spirit God 'teaches man knowledge' (Ps. 94:10)."

      St. Gregory of Sinai.

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      "Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things." Romans 2:1

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    • Mark Sadek
      CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM! The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men. For one who wanted to make a display the
      Message 2430 of 2430 , Jan 11 5:01 PM
        CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!

        "The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men. For one who wanted to make a display the thing would have been just to appear and dazzle the beholders. But for Him Who came to heal and to teach the way was not merely to dwell here, but to put Himself at the disposal of those who needed Him, and to be manifested according as they could bear it, not vitiating the value of the Divine appearing by exceeding their capacity to receive it."

        St. Athanasius, On the Incarnation of the Word.

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        "How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!"  Psalm 139:17

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