Orthodox Thought for the Day


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Christ asleep within


You have heard an insult, like the wind.  You are angry, like a wave.  When the wind blows, and the wave swells, the ship is then endangered, the heart is in jeopardy, and the heart is tossed back and forth.  When you were insulted, you longed for revenge.  But if you have been avenged and so rejoice in the person’s pain, you have suffered shipwreck.  Why is this?  Because Christ is asleep in you.  What does it mean that Christ is asleep in you?  That you have forgotten Christ.  Rouse Him then.  Call Christ to mind and let Him wake up in you.  Pay attention to Him. 
Photos from the JESUS film, 1979.  This is the best film on the life of Christ I've ever come across.  See a clip here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyzwCpofQSA

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