6. aug, 2020

Our God is a consuming fire

Abbess Syncletica of holy memory said: There is labour  and great struggle for the impious  who are converted to God, but after that comes inexpressible joy a man who wants to light a fire  first is plagued by smoke, and the smoke drives him to tears, yet finally he gets the fire that he wants.

So also it is written: Our God is a consuming fire. Hence we ought to light the divine fire in ourselves with labour and with tears.