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Imagine a World

“Imagine that the world is a circle, that God is the center, and that the radii are the different ways human beings live. When

St. Dorotheus of Gaza. Mount Saint Dionysius, ...

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.


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Looking Above

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”

― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

All of us have an inbuilt prideful tendency to look down and out at our circumstances. We look down because this situation cannot be my fault. My situation, after all, must be caused by some evil person who has infiltrated my life. We look out because there has to be a way out – a way that I can construct. As we look down at the cause and out for the solution, we miss the answer because our egos hide the solution. Simply stated, let us look to the God from above who loves us and cares for us no matter how bad things seem.

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