Wednesday, June 4, 2014
When walking in simplicity, keep the commandments ( Elder Joseph the Hesychast )
When we walk in simplicity, keep the commandments, and patiently and persistently seek divine love with tears and pain, guarding Jethro's sheep like Moses---that is, guarding the good and spiritual movements and meditations
of the nous during the heat of the day and the frost of the night of continuous battles and temptations,
which we crush with our struggle and humility---then we are counted worthy of seeing God and the Bush in our hearts, burning with the divine fire of Love, burning but not consumed.
And having approached it through noetic prayer, we hear the divine voice in a mystery of spiritual knowledge saying,
"Put off thy sandals from thy feet!" That is, put off from yourself every self-will and worry for this age as well as all childish thoughts, and be subject
to the Holy Spirit and His divine will, "for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground."
Elder Joseph the Hesychast