What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cleave to the Lord

 It is altogether impossible to attain the Holy Spirit unless you alienate yourself from all the things of this world and dedicate yourself to the pursuit of Christ's love. The intellect must divest itself of every material concern and give its attention solely to achieving this one goal, thus becoming worthy of uniting in one spirit with Christ. As St. Paul writes: 'He who cleaves to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him' (1 Cor. 6:17). The soul that is wholly attached to some worldly thing like riches or glory or natural affection is not able to escape and transcend the darkness of the powers of evil.
                                                                  St. Makarios of Egypt
                                                                  "The Philokalia"