wisdomoftheholyfathers:

‪“Your complete union with God will be achieved if you cultivate uninterrupted communion with Him through prayer. Forget everything earthly and vain and turn all your desire and enthusiasm towards Him. Seek His mercy constantly, keep His memory always in your mind and lose yourself in the depths of His love.” – Saint Dimitri of Rostov‬
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God is not our co-pilot. Our lives are not “us plus God” as if God is an interesting addition to our already nice lives. God demands our very existence. Every drop of our blood. Every fleeting thought. Everything that we hold as precious…as ours. And this very existence is nailed to the cross with Him. Suffering with Him. Abandoned with Him. Mocked with Him. Dying with Him. Raised with Him.

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