July 23, 2017 - If we want to go up on the cross

July 23, 2017

If we want to go up on the cross

Jesus prayed saying, “if possible, at this hour, have this cup taken from me”. These words are for us, meaning that, if the mind wants to go up on the cross, it needs a great deal of prayer and many tears. It also needs continual submission before God… It also needs to ask for help from His goodness, because, at the hour of the cross, there is great danger. For when He prays, He has the need to have Peter and John and James with Him; for they are a healthy faith, a courageous heart and hope and love towards God. 

Abbot Isaiah
On those that struggle and that are perfected
(Translated from Greek Text)
Philokalia 12, 115 ΕΠΕ