Sunday, February 26, 2017
“You must always go over in your memory, and guard in unceasing meditations, the remembrance of the goodness of God Who has ordered your life’s course according to His design, of His benefits that aim at your soul’s salvation.” St. Mark the Ascetic, Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses.
Have you ever wondered why we have a memory? Most of us would say that we have a memory so that we can remember things, numbers, sayings, events, work material, pleasures, pain, etc. Well, you would be wrong! God gave us memory so that we might continually remember Him and the benefits he has bestowed upon us. You see, the remembrance of God is also the remembrance of God’s gifts. Through remembrance, we give thanks to God. The primary form of this remembrance is continual prayer.
Adam, who originally possessed this memory, lived in prayer and put into practice this continual remembrance of God. Read more...