April 22, 2018 - The first resurrection - faith

April 22, 2018

The first resurrection - faith

“The first resurrection of God within us, who died due to our ignorance, is faith which is fittingly provided by obeying the commandments.”

“Faith encourages the mind when it is conflicted, strengthening it with the assistance of hope. Hope, bringing forth assured help, refutes the attack of those things that are in opposition. For love deadens the assault of the enemies of the God-loving mind and totally annihilates them with the desire to approach Him.” 

Maximos the Confessor
Chapters on Theology and the Economy 2:69,70