Living orthodox therapeutics – help our fellow human beings
This is when orthodox therapeutics has its role and say. This is when we, orthodox Christians, living in a globally established terrorism and brutalization and despair, must have our eyes open and learn properly how to live Orthodoxy and apply its therapeutic method. We must be spiritually healthy internally, in order to be able to offer a helping spiritual hand to our fellow human beings, who live in this inhumane world and constantly reach out for our help.
Our contemporary Saint Paisios of the Holy Mountain said: “People will be coming to you and draw you by the sleeve of your shirt and ask you to talk to them about Christ!”
And I ask you, my brethren, what will we say to them about Christ? How about that: “Take a look at our beautiful cassocks, holy garments and the beautiful churches and icons?”…!!!
No. Those things mean absolutely nothing to them. These will not attract them, but the healing of the soul, which will be offered from within Orthodoxy! They do have their own such externally beautiful objects and artwork already, which they venerate as idols, by the way. So, Orthodoxy cannot win them to Christ by offering them new idols, as any ordinary religion would do.