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Sunday October 20 2019, 10H14
Rossolina, V. Mon. 12 lect.
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Abba Daniel used to relate a story, saying : There was with us in Babylon of Egypt the daughter of a man who. was the captain of a company of soldiers, and she was possessed of a devil, and her father took her to many places, but she could not find healing. Now her father had a friend who was a monk, and he said to him, ' No man is able to cure her except those monks of whom I spake to you, but even if we entreat them to do this they will not agree to it, because they flee from the Jove of the approbation [of men]. Nevertheless, when they come to sell [their] baskets, you will pretend that you wish to buy some, and when they come to sell and to take the price of the baskets from your house, we will say to them, ' Put up a prayer, and this maiden will be healed' '; and the man did so. And they came as it were to buy baskets, and they found the disciple of these holy men sitting down and selling [them], and they took him and the baskets, and carried him to their houses, and then they set another man in his place, and commanded him when the monks came to bring them to them. Now when their disciple entered the house, the maiden who was possessed of a devil went forth and smote him on the cheek, but that brother fulfilled the commandment and turned to her the other cheek, and straightway that devil, who was unable to bear the blow of the commandment of Christ which was fulfilled, cried out with a loud voice, and departed. And when the monks came [the people in the house] related to them the reason for what had happened, and they glorified God, and said, ' It is customary for the boasting of the Evil One to fall before the humility of the commandments of Christ.'
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