“Imagine that the world is a circle, that God is the center, and that the radii are the different ways human beings live. When
those who wish to come closer to God walk towards the center of the circle, they come closer to one another at the same time as to God. The closer they come to God, the closer they come to one another. And the closer they come to one another, the closer they come to God.”
—– Dorotheus of Gaza
One of the prime objectives of the Christian life is to bring us closer to God and each other. Perhaps we have misread the secret of achieving this noble goal. Abba Dorotheus gives us this formula to follow. Most of us want God to be the center of our world and we want to be as close to Him as possible. Could it be that we could solve so many of the world’s problems by simply putting Him, at the center and moving in His direction?
How do we make God the center of our world?
- Set aside time for meditation and prayer
- Serve the poor and needy
- Give generously of your time and talent
- Care for all of His creation.
These suggestions could serve as a start to make God live at the center of our world.
2 responses to “Imagine a World”
Abba Dorotheus gives us a remarkable image to ponder. It is in line with St John’s teaching that one cannot love God while hating one’s brethren (1 Jn 4:20). God bless! Maranatha!
That truth is one of the most elusive of the scripture. Let us love Him with our whole heart.