How is the soul cured?
How is the soul cured?
First we must emphasize the right faith. We Orthodox attach great importance to preserving the faith, just because we know that when faith is distorted, the cure is automatically distorted. We have previously emphasized that theology should be interpreted as medicine. Medical science has the healthy person in view when it tries to guide the sick person to health by various therapeutic methods. We can say the same thing about theology. Theology is the teaching of the Church about spiritual health, but also shows us the path which we sick must follow in order to be healed spiritually. That is why we Orthodox put great emphasis to keeping doctrine intact, not only because we fear the adulteration of a teaching, but because we thus lose the possibility of a cure and perhaps even salvation.
Based on Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktou
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This is quite true.
I confess that lessons, learned from you here, have changed my life for better. I’m very grateful to you for your help. God bless you more and more, because you are following the path of the apostles who went in the world to spread the Word of God for people.
I am sure, many others, who read these daily spiritual gifts, are benefiting a lot. We should try to memorize these spiritual gifts, just like we did/do in school, in order to remember and apply these lessons in our daily life situations. For example, we should repeat the main idea/s of the spiritual gift about 2-3 times after we read it.
How you in Mount Athos remember spiritual lessons?
What kind of daily schedule you can recommend for us, people in the world, in order to stay near with God? What are some first duties we should impose to ourselves, while being among other people, in order to begin the cure of the soul?
Thank you very much in advance for your kind answers and help.
Have a blessed time!
Very good questions. However there is a lot to respond. God willing, in future posts we will try to tackle these. In order to remember the lessons you must try to put them in practice. In this is their role: to make us better and not to fill our head with information. 🙂
Thank you very much for your reply. It’s true, there are a lot to say for any question. As you say, to change it’s needed special attention in every moment to practice the lessons learned here, because each lesson is possible to apply in our daily activities. I agree with you.
We will be looking forward to your future posts for sure.
Have a blessed time in God’s presence always!