Illumined Path: The Soul That Is In Love With Christ

From St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyva, from the book “With Elder Porphyrios: A Spiritual Child Remembers”:

Illumined PathThe soul that is in love with Christ is always fortunate and joyful, whatever happens to her, however much hard work and sacrifice this Divine “Eros” (love) takes. Indeed, the harder the soul works and the more sacrifices she makes for her beloved Christ, the happier she feels. The soul falls in love with Christ when it gets to know and to follow His commandments. When the soul is in love with Christ, she also loves people, she cannot hate them. The devil cannot enter the soul that is in love with Christ.

Illumined Path, providing reflections on finding Christ in our everyday lives, is a ministry of St. Elia the Prophet Orthodox Christian Church in Akron, Ohio.