September 29, 2011 - Thursday
Father Lazarus Has some Messages For You!
Father Lazarus is a real Monk who resides in Europe. His "Messages" are written for you! Father Lazarus sends his messages to several different clerics and people who struggle for Holy Wisdom, Understanding, Compassion and Love as our Lord, Jesus Christ so struggled and provided us much that His Life and Teachings provide. Father Lazarus, like many of the Holy Fathers and Saints, shares with us his spiritual struggles by sending out to us these messages which he writes from his Heart and Soul according to his nature and degree of ability here below (under Heaven) - - - being planet Earth!
May you find his writings to be uplifting and instructive both spiritually and materially as many of us have found to be very true.... You may wish to view more at:
Josiah Trenham - Son of Thunder: St. John the Apostle, Evangelist, and
September 26, 2010 Length: 21:07 - (24/9/2011)
In a brief spiritual direction I told the
truth in all its reality .
"There is no game to our solitude......
You can not play solitude.....
It is real and reality................
You can either live it or not .........
You stay if you have a real vocation or sooner or later the solitude expells you .
Solitude is mercy less in that respect ...............
This is the real test............................"
Why do people seek such a life ?
The reasons can be diverse but at the heart of each reason is the same ;
" I seek God alone ............."
Some people come in repentance of their sins they committed in the world ....
They tread this path of repentance and total turning of self to God
Some come almost by chance .......
A chance comment or event that in reality was not chance is enough to set them off down this path ....
For some a brief visit to the desert is enough to draw them back to stay ......
God speaks " I am going to lure him away in to the desert and speak to his heart ....
But the solitude is the truth in all its nakedness ;
"The naked shocking truth " as I described it one Ash Wednesday .
It is not just God you come face to face with ....
That is the real living God ....
Not the God who is the projection of our egos.....
The God we neatly package to have everything explained to our understanding ....
To our wishes and desires .....
We also come face to face with the truth about ourselves ...
That is the real truth ....
There is no escape in solitude ....
I tell the Hermits it is like having layers of an onion peeled away until you get to the heart of it all ....
The first lesson of our solitude is we must first learn to live with ourselves ......
That is the real me ...............
Every man and woman has a cross to carry so
the old lament goes.
In the House of God we do not just Carry the cross we live it .
There was once a bird that flew from point to point never singing its true song .
Then one day by the grace of God it arrived at the still point of it all.
The point the bird had been created for .
At this point in the House of God ; the Gate of Heaven ;
The bird in the silences and solitude began to sing the true song of its life .
It began to cry many tears and sing the most beautiful song of love and suffering .
A song so deep ; so true and beautiful that even the word in all its noise and busyness
was drawn to the still point to listen to .
A song the bird payed its life to sing .
It sacrificed everything for this one song .
God heard this song and gently came and carried the bird home .
Then all was well ;
And the bird was hidden with Christ in God forever .
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