Spiritual Message 17/05

“In order to enjoy eternal glory, it is worthwhile for us to accept the divine Word and apply and abide/ be steadfast in it. That is the meaning of ‘keeping the Word.’ He who lives according to the Word enjoys a new understanding of death. He/she realizes that it is a passing over into another life. Therefore, true death has a new significance as it indicates the soul’s deprivation of God’s presence- while God is the source of the soul’s existence and life. This kind of death has no power over a believer.” – St John Chrysostom