Illumined Path: Transfigured Before Our Eyes

From “On the Invocation of the Name of Jesus” by Fr. Lev Gillet:

Illumined Path We should approach all men and women—in the street, the shop, the office, the factory, the bus, the queue, and especially those who seem irritating and antipathetic—with the Name of Jesus in our heart and on our lips.

We should pronounce His Name over them all, for their real name is the Name of Jesus. Name them with His Name, within His Name, in a spirit of adoration, dedication and service. Adore Christ in them, serve Christ in them. In many of these men and women—in the malicious, in the criminal—Jesus is imprisoned. Deliver Him by silently recognizing Him and worshiping Him in them.

If we go through the world with this new vision, saying “Jesus” over every man, seeing Jesus in every man, everybody will be transformed and transfigured before our eyes.

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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