Are You United to Christ?

“Every real Christian must always remember and must never let himself forget, that it is indispensable for him to be united with Our Lord the Savior in his whole being; to let the Lord dwell in his mind and heart, and to begin to live according to His most holy life. The Lord took our flesh, and we must take on His flesh and His all-holy Spirit, accepting them and holding fast to them forever. Only such a union with Our Lord will give us that peace and good-will, that light and life which we lost in the first Adam, and which are now renewed within us by the second Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ. And the surest way to achieve this union with the Lord, next to communion of His Flesh and Blood, is the inner Jesus Prayer.”

(Bishop Justin in The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology, pg. 93)

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