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Tuesday January 16 2018, 02H48
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A certain old man became very seriously ill, for he suffered from some disease of the stomach, and much blood came away from him; and one of the brothers had some dried prunes, and because of the severe illness of the old man he cooked a little food, and put some of the prunes in it, and brought it to him, and entreated him, saying, 'Father, do [me] an act of grace, and take a little of this stew, for perhaps it will do you good.' And the old man lifted up his eyes and looked at him, and said, ' In which of the Scriptures have you found this thing? Verily I have wished that God would leave me in this illness for the last thirty years, for when I am weak then am I strong'; and the old man, although he was grievously sick, would not take even a little of the food, and when the brother saw [this] he took it and went back to his cell.
Q: "What does one learn in the
Father Mina: "To have
an authentic sincere Love towards Christ"
Q: "What experience of God do we make here?"
Father Mina: "We make
the experience of the personal intimate friendship
with the person of the Lord Jesus-Christ... The
interior real lived sentiment of the intimacy with the
Lord: I Am with you."
Q: "Thank you"
Father Mina was
the first companion of Father Matta El-Maskine, one of
the first 7 hermits of the Saint Macarius Monastery. He
lives here in the manner of the first monks of the
lumière du désert