Illumined Path: Two Become One

From St. John Chrysostom, on the Jesus Prayer:

Illumined PathA Christian when he eats, drinks, walks, sits, travels or does any other thing must continually cry: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me.” … He should always live with the name of the Lord Jesus, so that the heart swallows the Lord and the Lord the heart, and the two become one. And again: do not estrange your heart from God, but abide in Him, and always guard your heart by remembering our Lord Jesus Christ, until the name of the Lord becomes rooted in the heart and it ceases to think anything else.

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.


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