Monday, March 30, 2009

Mystic Monday: Another Day in the Desert

Today dear children we venture out into the desert again to visit with Epiphanius of Salims (Cyprus) . His wisdom helped many who came to him for counsel and aide in their times of spiritual upheaval, but what he told them was probably much more simple than they wished to hear, because his views on the spiritual life were simple and spare. Only a few things were important and necessary.

Meditate, dear children on these passages:

[Epiphanius ] said " Melchesidek, the image of Christ, blessed Abraham, the father of the Jews; how much ore does truth itself, which is the Christ, bless and sancitfy all those who believe in it,"

He also said, "The acquisition of Christian books is necessary for those who can use them. For the mere sight of these books renders us less inclined to sin and incites us to believe more firmly in righteousness."

He also said, "Reading the Scriptures is a great safeguard against sin."

He also said, "It is a great treachery to salvation to know nothing of the divine law."

He also said, "Ignorance of the Scripture is a precipice and a deep abyss."

The Spiritual life is pretty simple folks, Read The Instruction Manual and you are on your way.


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