Wednesday, December 12, 2018

O' Theotokos

We have walked on your path and have become drunk on Your love.  You have taken us far along the path of love and have stolen our hearts and now we belong totally belong to You.

Lord Have Mercy

A couple of days ago, I was driving and was listening to ABC Grandstand Radio which was playing the Australia v. India test match.  In the middle of a drinks break, the news was playing and told the listener about the deaths that occurred during the week.   Apparently a couple of young people died in a drug overdose and many more died in a dance party of some sorts.

Please keep these people in your prayers.  Let us keep in mind these folks who have died.  We too will have our expiration date one day.  Do we want to die in a dance party?  This life is a test and we have to be loyal to Christ and His Church.  Let us die in a proper state.

Please always keep in your prayers those who died in unfortunate situations.  Our Savior Christ died for all.  Those who died in such states are still better than me.  I am the worst of sinners.  Have mercy on me, O' Christ!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Love

O' Theotokos, if I have You, what else do I need?  Ever since I have been devoted to You, You have dominated my thoughts and dreams.

If You leave me, what am I to go?  We love you more than Majnun loved Layla.  Don't leave us, O' Mother of God.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Month of Kiahk

Today is the first day in the month of Kiahk in the Coptic calendar.  In the midnight praises of the Coptic office, there is a special emphasis and veneration towards the Theotokos and hence this month has been called the "month of Mariam".

In 2009, the Theotokos appeared in Egypt during this month.  Here is a nice article on the apparition.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Plunge

"Humility collects the soul into a single point by the power of silence. A truly humble man has no desire to be known or admired by others, but wishes to plunge from himself into himself, to become nothing, as if he had never been born. When he is completely hidden to himself in himself, he is completely with God."

-St. Isaac the Syrian

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mercy

O' Lord, have mercy on all sinners.  Please be merciful to all.  Especially to those who reject Your Love.


Friday, November 30, 2018

Him Alone

"If men knew themselves, they would know God; and if they really knew God, they would be satisfied with Him and would think of Him alone."

-Ibn 'Arabi