To Enter Into His Glory

It’s Sunday afternoon. Two disciples of Jesus are walking to Emmaus, a few miles away from Jerusalem. As they walk, they discuss the bizarre events of the previous days. Their leader – a man named Jesus whom they had followed as he cast out demons, healed the sick, and raised the dead – had been […]

To what does Christ save us?

or:  Thoughts on Fear, Love, and Salvation But if it is possible to be saved | without love, O my Christ, |how shall this be? | Impossible!  If we were separated from the light, | how shall we flee the darkness? | If we were deprived of joy, | how would we be free from […]

Hands

” . . . I move my hand and my hand is Christ entire.” -St. Symeon the New Theologian, Hymn 15, line 144. Skin, dirt, blood, grass.  Oil, ink, paint, metal. Handshake, caress, slap, punch. Look at our hands.   Think of the mundane everyday grime we get on our hands and casually wash off.  Think […]