Saturday, June 2, 2012
St. Isaac the Syrian: Seek the LORD in Prayer
Otherwise, when you only see HIM after a period of time, you will lack freedom of converse with HIM, out of shame; for great freedom of converse is born out of constant association with HIM.
Constant association with fellow-beings involves the body, whereas when it is with GOD, it involves the soul's meditation and the offering of prayers.
As a result of its great intensity, this mediation is sometimes mingled with wonder: "The heart of those who sek the LORD shall rejoice."
Seek the LORD, O sinners, and be strengthened in your thoughts with hope.
Seek HIS Face through repentance at all times - and you shall be sanctified by the Holiness of HIS Face. You shall be purged of your wickedness.
Run to the LORD, all who are wicked: HE forgives wickedness and removes sins. --St. Isaac the Syrian