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Wednesday May 23 2018, 04H58
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On one occasion a brother committed sin in the church, and the priest drove him out therefrom, and there was there a man of discretion whose name was Bessarion, and he also arose and went out of the church, and said, ' If you have judged that this man who has committed only one offence is not fit to worship God, how very much less fit am I, who have committed many sins, to do so?' And the old man said, ' 'Woe be to him that is without more than to him that is within,' that is to say, ' Woe be to him that is [within him that is without! ] Now this is what I would say, When a man in the world finds a cause [of complaint] against a man who lives a life of silent contemplation, or who has departed from the world, this is a [cause of] judgement and of a fall unto him who gives him reason for complaint]. Take the greatest possible care then, O monk, not to commit sin, lest you disgrace God, Who dwells in you, and drive Him out from your soul.'
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