For the Salvation of All

“In the words of a modern Hesychast, Father Seraphim of the Russian monastery of Mount Athos: To pass through the summit of sacrifice is to discover that nothing belongs to “me.” Everything belongs to God. It is the death of the ego and the discovery of “true self.” Meditating like Abraham means adhering by faith to the One who transcends the Universe, means practicing hospitality and interceding for the salvation of all human beings. It means to forget oneself and to break even the most legitimate attachments in order to discover oneself, those close to us, and the whole Universe, inhabited by the infinite presence of “The One Who Alone Is.”  (Efthymios Nicolaidis and Susan Emanuel,  Science and Eastern Orthodoxy: From the Greek Fathers to the Age of Globalization indle Loc. 2226-31)