Notes From a Father's Heart

For 12 April 2014

Simplicity of God

Loving God and one another!

Day of Worship

We Are Not Alone

Taking time for Silence

Assessing our worthiness and His Worthiness

Of interest

Wherever I am

Needing our true Substance – Faith

Have you ever wondered why so many trials? 

forget not my law

The world is filled with folly


Beloved in GOD -- It all goes back to the simple intention of Perfect Love dear soul --- the simplicity of GOD so Loving us -- and our response to GOD in the Love for GOD that is the Fruit of the Spirit thoroughly Christ Jesus -- and Loving one another in GOD alone... it is the ENOCH WALK in simplicity.

I make no dogmatic statements here -- but Enoch becomes, like Elijah as example of walking with GOD for us in these troubled times.

Abba Anthony the repentant sinner
 
 
Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248

 

 


 

Loving GOD and one another

 

Dear one,

 

GOD is Love and we often theologize over-much about GOD and we speak in abstractions about man and animals and social justice and whatever we theologize about in the time we have on this side of eternity! I am sickened by so much theology that lacks practical application – especially when we ought to be Loving one another and Loving GOD. Now, right theology is important – and it is quite well dealt with by the early fathers of the Church. The Creed(s) say much – as do Holy Scripture – but it is very simple in the area of practical theology – it is a matter of being a doer of the Word and not merely a hearer of the Word of the LORD. (Read and act on St. James' Epistle)

 

The little soul is troubled by souls that are so articulate and “driven” over things that do not demand of them true – LOVE. They speak swelling words and forget the simplicity of Loving GOD and Loving one another – the simple intention of Love. Some use this as an excuse to become heretical and forget a right theology altogether – but many others are so “driven” by their right theology as to forget LOVE.

 

You see, dear soul – herein in Love – it is not that we loved GOD – no, it is that GOD so Loves us and gave His Son for us! The Gospel is based upon the Gospel and the Acts and the Epistles and the whole of Holy Scripture – the Didache of the Apostles. You cannot divorce all the right theology from the right Loving of GOD and one another in GOD. I John tells us this:

 

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.” (I John 4: 7-12)

 

Are we hearing and doing this?

 

Is His Love being perfected in us?

 

We dare say there is much theologizing and very little Loving that occurs in many – but GOD calls us to the Apostolic Doctrine – and yes, more importantly He calls us to LOVE, because GOD so Loves us!

 

Abba Anthony the repentant sinner

 

Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248
 
Day of Worship

As an eremitical monk --- I worship my Beloved One 24 hours a day and seven days a week -- the day is of little consequence -- since we pray without ceasing -- celebrate the liturgy of the hours and the liturgy of the Eucharist, when the Holy Spirit tells us to do so.  I would not fear the edict of Constantine who changed the Day to Sunday --- nor the antichrist, which denies the Father and the Son -- the true spirit of antichrist is not Rome, but the denial of the Father and the Son -- denying Christ came in the Flesh -- as do the Muslims -- these also deny the Resurrection.

 
The Holy Scriptures tell us in St. John 5:24, verily, verily I say unto you, He that hears my Word and believes on Him that sent Me has everlasting Life and shall not come into condemnation, but has passed from death unto Life.
 
I sense in the Spirit the necessity to focus upon His Person and not so much upon the days and seasons -- for the new creation becomes His emphasis (II or. 5:17) and to these He gives the ministry of reconciliation.
 
Do not fear dear soul... trust in Christ alone and fully.  Jesus is the reason for the seasons and liturgies and the Object and Subject of our most holy and apostolic catholic / orthodox Faith...
 
You I feel are close to a truth here -- GOD has every intention of fulfilling Romans 9, 10 and 11 for His brethren (the Hebrew folks, that is literally going to happen...remember Joseph and his brethren dear one and recall Revelation 7.  I am not dogmatic on much other than the Nicene-Constantinople Credo.  The mark of the beast is just that "hexousioi, hexionta hex" -- symbolic of the threefold accentuation of MAN over GOD --- the Babylon way -- the way of Nebuchadnezzar and the three Hebrew children of the fired furnace and the coming of the Son of God to save them thru the fires of Babylon on the Plain of Dura.
 
Perfact Love dear friend casts out all LOVE.
 
Therefore be anxious for nothing, trusting in Christ Jesus alone -- fdoirsaking sin and the shame of our pasts -- looking to Jesus who is our true King, as said St. Benedictus.
 
L I S T E N  carefully, my child,
to your master's precepts,
and incline the ear of your heart (Prov. 4:20).
Receive willingly and carry out effectively
your loving father's advice,
that by the labor of obedience
you may return to Him
from whom you had departed by the sloth of disobedience.

To you, therefore, my words are now addressed,
whoever you may be,
who are renouncing your own will
to do battle under the Lord Christ, the true King,
and are taking up the strong, bright weapons of obedience.

And first of all,
whatever good work you begin to do,
beg of Him with most earnest prayer to perfect it,
that He who has now deigned to count us among His children
may not at any time be grieved by our evil deeds.
For we must always so serve Him
with the good things He has given us,
that He will never as an angry Father disinherit His children,
nor ever as a dread Lord, provoked by our evil actions,
deliver us to everlasting punishment
as wicked servants who would not follow Him to glory.

GOD be with you dear soul -- consider more the eremeia Mind-set of the wilderness with Mary (Revelation 12)... speculate less and just Love Him more... you remain in my prayers.

Abba the fellow unworthy sinner in Love with Jesus alone


We are not alone

 

(Hermitage of Mary, April 8th, 2014)

 

When we are with GOD alone – always with GOD – we are never alone – there is no such thing for us as “loneliness” – “aloneness” – the being “alone” when we are with GOD is desired – it is GOD’s Best for us – His Rest for us – Silence is our Friend – GOD alone -- -- listening to His Quiet Voice – the Thanksgiving abounds – the Silence in GOD alone – the Silence that speaks to us alone in GOD.  The Voice speaks to us without saying the extraneous things – the “noise” – the things that do not matter – it is His Voice that is always inside the Silence – the Voice that says Enough – never speaking unless it is “saying” what is needed for the Present Silent Contemplative Prayer of the Heart that is from the Moment is His Presence.

 

“Lo, I AM with you, dear one, even unto the end of this age.”

 

LORD Jesus – show us the Way to the Father and that will suffice!

 

I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life – no one comes to the Father, but by Me --- O, LORD, how easily to NOT remember – when we speak too much in our “noisiness” and there we fail to just LISTEN to your Voice – there listening to your Voice – we DO remember.

 

Abba Anthony the repentant sinner

 

Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248

Taking time for silence

 

(April 7th, 2014 from the Hermitage of Mary)

 

Silence dear soul is the great friend of the soul that seeks GOD alone – without silence there is only the “noise” of life – the distractions that keep on “telling” us that we are prepared by the “noise” of the world to meet with GOD  -- prepared better by the “noise”  that prepared by GOD through His Silence that allows us to “listen” to His Voice – His Voice within the wilderness with Mary.  With her we ponder these things of GOD in silence within our heart.

 

We make a grave mistake when we speak more and listen less – to listen to the Silence in GOD is to remember Holy Scripture, when we have allowed the Word of the LORD to enter into our hearts for the sake of this Quiet Voice of Silence – the Voice of our Beloved LORD.  My sheep hear by Voice and I know them – and they follow Me.

 

Dear one, how long will it be before we try Silence over the “noise” we seem to love better than the Silence of His Voice?  The Word of the LORD awaits us – the Peace of GOD is at the door – standing there awaiting our opening the Door – and He comes in and sups with us in Silence.

 

O, Jesus I Love you… in the Silence.

 

Abba Anthony the repentant sinner

 

Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248


Assessing our worthiness and His Worthiness

 

(from the Hermitage of Mary in the wilderness)

 

Dear one, we are more and more convinced of our own unworthiness – and convinced ever so deeply of the Worthiness of Jesus.  You see, it is Jesus who alone is Worthy – as the elders and angels say with every created being – Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.  And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever. (Revelation 5: 12, 13)

 

Dear one, GOD is Worthy – and frankly, I am unworthy.  I am unworthy, because I am a sinner – unworthy, because I have failed GOD – but, dear one, Jesus never failed me!  Jesus cares for you and me – because it is God in Son that has cared for all of us – even whilst we were yet sinners – Christ died for us.  He is Worthy dear one – Worthy is the Lamb.

 

When I sit and think about HIM – I am overcome with the Worthiness of Jesus – and equally tearful of my own unworthiness -0- and bow in thanksgiving – in silent gratitude to GOD who comes to us in the volume of the Book, for it is written of Him to do the will of GOD, dear soul.

 

Looking to JESUS – we are over come with His Love and His Worthiness.  O, for the Day when we will no longer see ourselves – but only see Jesus with un-distracted eye and ear.  Then, face to face – we shall behold Him alone who is Worthy.

 

Abba Anthony the repentant sinner

 

Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248


Of interest... abba
 
http://www.exposingchrislam.com/blog/
Wherever I am

Wherever I am, as soon as I raise the eyes of my heart in my affliction to God, the Lover of men immediately answers my faith and prayer, and the sorrow immediately departs. He is at every time and every hour near me, only I do not see it, but I feel it vividly in my heart. Sorrow is the death of the heart, and it is a falling away from God. The expansion, the peace of heart through lively faith in Him, prove more clearly than the day, that God is constantly present near me, and that He dwells within me. What intercessor or angel can set us free from our sins or sorrows? None, but God alone. This is from experience.

St John of Kronstadt

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Abba Anthony
 
Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248

Needing our true Substance – Faith

 

We are all contingent beings – creatures that do not exist in and of ourselves but depend for our existence upon some other being.  The BEING that we are totally dependent upon is GOD – and GOD has approached you and me in Christ Jesus dear one – HE gives us our substance – HE is the Substance of things Hoped for – the Evidence of things unseen!  HE is the GOD ALOINE who comes and looks upon our sufferings – the GOD ALONE who comes and walks with us – approaches us in the trials and sufferings of this Life to show us that He is not some “remote and unfeeling being” – GOD IS GOD – and that means for us – PRESENCE – it means GOD SO LOVES.

 

We lack a vocabulary to express this as we ought to express this – we are able only to feel the LOVE and respond as contingent beings to His Mercy-Love!

 

Why dear one, why is it we suffer s much in Life – or at least believe ourselves to suffer, as we believe ourselves to suffer?

 

Well, it is because Faith is the substance of things Hoped for – the Evidence of things unseen, as the writer to the Hebrews outlined the great examples of Faith in Hebrews 11.

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good report.  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.  By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”  (Hebrews 11: 1-6)

 

Dear one, we are called to diligently seek HIM who is the Substance of our Faith!

 

What does this mean to “diligently seek GOD”?

 

It means that we must be serious in our simple intention to Love GOD and one another – for GOD so Loves us that He gave His Son for us – and our response must become “seeking GOD” through the simple intention of Loving GOD and His creatures, as GOD so Loves us!  FAITH responds in LOVE to GOD who so Loved us!

 

GOD, you see, demonstrates His Love toward us while we were yet sinners – therefore, as sinners who have come to Him in true contrition, we are called to BE and BECOME in HIM the new creations He calls you and me to BE in Christ – and like Enoch and all the examples of Faith – we walk with GOD.  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good report . . . But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

 

Perhaps, we might see this better, as we suffer in time – for all suffering brings us to understand that we cannot approach GOD – but that GOD approaches us to show us in our weaknesses how much we do as contingent beings NEED GOD ALONE.

 

You see, we need GOD and we need one another.  We bear one another’s burdens – and give comfort to those who must bear their own load, because we are all alike in our contingency.  We are the children of GOD through FAITH in CHRIST JESUS our Risen LORD!

 

Abba Anthony the repentant sinner

 

Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248


 

Have you ever wondered why so many trials? 

I believe this one speaks intimately to this problem of pain, so perhaps, we might want to ponder this -- rather than try to escape pains and trials and complain so often, as I have done so much in my little life?

 
God be with you --  Abba
 
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Saint Seraphim of Viritsa's Spiritual Testament

"This Was From Me"

Have you ever thought that everything that touches you touches Me as well? For that which tou...ches you touches the apple of My eye.

You are dear in my eyes, precious, and I have loved you; therefore it is a particular pleasure for Me to educate you.

When temptations arise against you, and the enemy comes like a river, I want you to know—This was from Me.

Your weakness needs My strength, and your safety comes from giving Me the opportunity to fight for you. If you find yourself in difficult circumstances, among people who do not understand you, who do not take what you like into consideration, who alienate you—This was from Me.

I am God, Who arranges circumstances. It was no accident that you find yourself in the place where you are; this is the place I have appointed for you. Did you not ask that I teach you humility? Well, then, look: I have placed you in precisely that place, in that school, where this lesson is learned. Your surroundings and those who live with you are only fulfilling My will. If you find yourself in financial difficulty, if you find it hard to make ends meet—This was from Me.

For I have your material means at my disposal. I want you to call unto me, for you to be dependent upon Me. My reserves are inexhaustible. I want you to be confirmed in fidelity to Me and to My promises. May it not be said to you in your need: “You did not believe in the Lord your God.”

Are you in a night of suffering? Are you separated from your loved ones and those close to your heart? This was from Me.

I am the Man of suffering, Who has tasted affliction. I have allowed this so that you would turn to Me, so that in Me you would find eternal comfort. If you have been let down by your friend, to someone to whom you opened your heart—This was from Me.

I allowed this disappointment to touch you so that you would know that your best friend is the Lord. I want you to bring everything to Me and to speak to Me.

Has someone slandered you? Give this to me, and bring your soul closer to Me, your Refuge, to hide from the “contradiction of the nations.” I shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. If your plans have been destroyed, if you are downtrodden in soul and tired—This was from Me.

You made plans, and brought them to Me, so that I would bless them. But I want you to leave Me in charge of the circumstances of your life, and then responsibility for everything will be Mine, for this is too difficult for you; by yourself you can not manage them, for you are only an instrument, and not the actor. If unanticipated problems of life have visited you, and if despondency has seized your heart, then know—This was from Me.

For I want your heart and your soul to be always aflame before My eyes; to conquer faint-heartedness of the soul in My name. If you do not hear from your dear ones and friends for a long time, and in your faint-heartedness fall into despondency and grumbling, know—This was from Me.

By this anguish in your spirit, I test the strength of your faith in the surety of My promise and the strength of your boldness in prayer for these dear ones of yours. Was it not you who entrusted them to the Protection of My All-Pure Mother? Was it not you who once entrusted their care to My providential love? If serious illness, either temporary or incurable, has visited you, and has confined to your bed, then know—This was from Me.

For I want you to know Me even more deeply in you bodily infirmities, so that you would not grumble over this trial sent to you, that you would not try to penetrate My plans through different means for the salvation of people’s souls, but that you would uncomplainingly and submissively bow you neck under My goodness towards you. If you have dreamed of performing some special deed for Me, and instead haven fallen onto a bed of sickness and weakness—This was from Me.

Then you would have been immersed in your activities, and I would not have been able to attract your thoughts to Me, for I want to teach you My deepest thoughts and lessons, so that you would be in My service. I want to teach you to recognize that you are nothing. Some of My best co-workers are those who have been cut off from vital activity, that they would learn to wield the weapon of unceasing prayer.

Have you unexpectedly been called to occupy a difficult and responsible position? Go, place it on Me. I entrust these difficulties to you so that the Lord God would bless you for this in all your deeds, on all your paths, in everything that will done by your hands. On this day I put into your hands a vessel of holy oil. Use it generously, My children! Every difficulty that arises, every word that insults you, every obstacle to your work that could elicit in you a feeling of annoyance, every revelation of your weakness and inability, shall be anointed with this oil.

Remember that every obstacle is a Divine instruction. Every sting will be dulled when you learn to see Me in everything that touches you. Therefore place the word I have declared to you today in your heart: This was from Me. For this is not an empty matter for you—this is your life.

 
Abba Anthony
 
Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248


My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3: 1-7)
 
Abba Anthony
 
Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248


 

The world is filled with folly

 

Dear one, the world is filled with the passing follies of sin and deception. The evil one is actively pursuing the souls of many.  Many are being deceived. Evil comes like a torrent in these days – days that seem like the end of days more and more to this fool of the wilderness who watched the buffoonery of men who claim to be educated and competent to lead nations.  The little soul does not have much confidence at all in these vapid “leaders” – for we are warned in Psalm 118 not to trust them in – it is better to put our confidence in the LORD and not men – it is better to trust the LORD and not princes. 

 

Our Blessed Hope is in Jesus.

 

So, we trust in GOD ALONE – we trust HIM because He shows us that men cannot keep their word, but tend toward lies without cessation.

 

LORD Jesus Christ Son of the Living GOD – have Mercy upon this sinner.

 

How long O LORD, How long – How long before we see your Lovely Face in Glory and find our Truth in GOD alone?  I am a pelican of the wilderness – an owl of the desert.  The little soul is lost in desire for GOD alone – no other satisfies other than GOD alone – we are an outcast and marginalized soul for Jesus alone – no other Master satisfies the little soul – the world, the flesh and the devil are seductions and vapid foolishness.  O, GOD come to our assistance – LORD make haste to help us!

 

Abba Anthony the repentant sinner

 

Monastery of Mary in the Wilderness (Motherhouse)
Hermitage of Mary in the Wilderness
PO Box 24
Nashua, Montana 59248


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"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

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