Image et Ressemblance (3)

Le but de la liberté, explique saint Grégoire de Nazianze, c’est que le bien appartienne en propre à celui qui le choisit. Dieu ne veut pas rester possesseur du bien qu’il a créé : il attend de l’homme plus qu’une participation aveugle, toute naturelle. Il veut que l’homme assume consciemment sa nature pour la posséder librement comme bonne, pour reconnaître avec gratitude dans la vie et dans l’univers les dons de l’amour divin.  Ancore…

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Image et Ressemblance (1)

La philosophie antique connaissait la condition centrale de l’homme et l’exprimait par la notion du « microcosme ». Pour les stoïciens en particulier, si l’homme est supérieur au cosmos c’est parce qu’il le résume et lui donne sens : car le cosmos est un grand homme tout comme l’homme un petit cosmos.  Ancore…

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THE ISSUE OF EVIL AND THE MEANING OF SUFFERING AND SORROW IN OUR LIFE

Man's sin was turning away from God, Who Himself is the source of what is good, and trusting the devil. Consequently, the Lord with much displeasure allows for us to see what the snake really is and how much it is to be trusted.

The Original Sin and the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the paradise of Eden. Man's sin was that he turned away from God and trusted the devil. Consequently the Lord has allowed for us to see what the snake really is and how much it is NOT to be trusted.

By Fr. Serapheim Starkoff
All of us encounter suffering in our lives. Sometimes we deserve to suffer, sometimes we do not. Curiously enough, our sufferings force us to reflect upon both their nature and origin; suddenly a world of questions and outlooks appear in front of us.

Suffering is closely connected to the so-called issue of evil in our lives. Where does the evil come from? For this reason, we have to describe the Orthodox perception of the world, based on the Holy Scriptures and Tradition. These two sources exist in unity; they are not religious systems, but a description of the divine economy in the life of the Ecclesiastical community.

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