Published: June 6, 2020
Category: Nick's Blog
There’s never a time where I’m not in a middle of reading a book, whether it’s a novel or a spiritual book. Right now I’m reading a book on Saint Silouan the Athonite, and the below words from the book really touched me.
Christ’s word is the most mysterious of words. It is inaccessible, incomprehensible even to the greatest minds, while at the same time so simple and clear as to come within the little children. Christ’s word is so close to us, so intelligible, so deeply related to the human heart, yet there can be no doubting that it infinitely surpasses the forces of created nature. It is divine, incomprehensible, supernatural and, as Saint Paul said, ‘not of man and not after man.’
– Saint Silouan the Athonite, pg. 214
Christ’s word, addressed to the free man, is gentle, without violence, while at the same time it knows no bounds, is masterful as the word of absolute authority, as the word of undivided Master of all that exists. ‘ Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away,’ says Christ.
– Saint Silouan the Athonite, pg. 215
I highly recommend reading this book. You can find Saint Silouan the Athonite by Archimandrite Sophrony from your favorite Orthodox bookstore or from Amazon.