Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

St Seraphim

from the Wiki:

Transfiguration of Father Seraphim of Sarov as accounted by Nicholas Motovilov (1809-1832):
'Then Father Seraphim gripped me firmly by the shoulders and said: "My friend, both of us, at this moment are in the Holy Spirit, you and I. Why won't you look at me?"
"I can't look at you, Father, because the light flashing from your eyes and face is brighter than the sun and I'm dazzled!"
"Don't be afraid, friend of God, you yourself are shining just like I am; you too are now in the fullness of grace of the Holy Spirit, otherwise you wouldn't be able to see me as you do."

No comments: