Une méditation du Père Lazarus Mariam :
" THE UNITY IN GOD."
he gentle dove of the Holy Spirit can appear ,
And then disappear again , but is ever present ;
But in those infinity of little moments teach us many things ,
And draw us , and all things ever deeper in the unity that is God the still point of it
all ;who makes all things one .
In the prayers , meditations , and liturgies it may look like we are jumping from one thing to another
and back again .
Never settling at a point ,
And never being one thing or the other ;
But this is simply a lack of true comprehension of life in the Holy Spirit that is vastly different to today's
so called "charismatic" movement .
Often the true Ecumenical Vocations , mystics , or solitaires have been told their vocation makes no
Or it can not be be realised inside the Church today .
Such vocations are in realty at the heart of the Church ,
The movement of the Holy Spirit today calling the "Church" we have arrived at today to return to its original
roots and practices.
In terms of faith ,
Absolute and undivided faith in God
And the true unity of the Church realised in God every vocation makes perfect sense .
This is the choice , the profound choice we will pay our lives to make.
We can live at the level that maintains the division between Byzantine and Oriental Orthodox ,
The division that arose between East and West ,
Or we can live the life at the level where all these divisions have ceased in Gods heart .
That is the profound choice in each form of Monasticism from Cenobitic to Eremitical that claims to be "separated from all ,
united to all."
The true Ecumenical Fathers and Mothers of the Church realised this unity in God in their hearts ,
That is what it means to be Ecumenical ,
And not the heresy of a modern Ecumenism that at its heart falsely teaches do what you want ,
believe what you want , and practice what you want because it will all take you to the gates of Paradise.
Every Father , Mother , Mystic or Solitary as the capacity of the human heart expanded in Gods heart ,
Simply within themselves found the capacity to embrace all the living and departed ,
Each of the brothers and sisters ,
Even the souls in Hell to pray them out .
Eventually they found the hearty became so vast ,
As vast as God to embrace all the ages of ages in a single moment at a single point .
In God we have to finaly understand the true nature of the Church ,
And all the vocations from pastoral to contemplative as God gives them for the up building of the Church ,and service of humanity .
If you have ever watched a Shepherd walk through a field with the sheep you will begin to understand .
The Shepherd is the Spiritual Fathers and Mothers of the Church walking with each soul that will ever live ,
Some times teaching them directly ; or from the cells and Church reaching them in prayer .
Those sheep are divided in to three groups .
There are many around the Shepherd directly or in spiritual communion as we see ,
They are being taught directly in words , prayers , and sacraments ,
The group that walks ahead the shepherd knows are safe ,
Or have a calling from God to walk alone , and yet they are still in his gaze .
The sheep that walk behind him are those who have not reached the fullness of faith and understanding ,
So not fully part of the Church ,
And yet they are still held in Gods loving gaze ,
The shepherd trying bring them in to the true fold .
Yet to each group the Shepherd is not speaking or teaching a different thing ,
Or something new to accommodate the sheep ,
For each true Spiritual Father and Mother , Solitary or Mystic only ever stands in the Holy Tradition teaching and practicing
what was taught always and everywhere from the beginning ; and so in this way calling each soul to the original Church , the
only true Church .
While they found their freedom in the Holy Spirit it was simply a freedom that allowed them to conform their lives and prayer
to the movement of Gods will alone ,
And yet they lived at the same time a life of deep fidelity to the teachings and liturgy of the Church ,
This was and is their message to each generation ; to come back to the unity and practice of the original Church ; because in their
hearts and lives they had realised the pray of Christ that they would be "One ."
Father Lazarus -Mariam