April 14, 2013 - Pain as it is related to death - Archim. Joel Giannakopoulos

April 14, 2013

Pain as it is related to death – Archim. Joel Giannakopoulos

Pain is related to death. For pain is daily death. Death is something abstract, but pain is specific. We fear death but we do not live it. We all though live pain, both young and old… Great pain often causes the desire of death, and, something more, it makes [death] its savior. In this way we are forced to think that there is something better than life. No knowledge can obstruct the metaphysical desire of pain.  Pain knows more than knowledge. Thus, the pain we have in facing life and death verifies that whatever comes from the present life in this world is a trumpet, an echo, a voice of the other world, of eternity.      

Σταυρός και Ανάστασις, p. 15