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Go to the Lord

Wednes­day. [Acts 14:6–18; John 7:14–30] On Mid-Pen­te­cost a cry is heard from the Lord: If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink (John 7:37). If so, then let us all go to Him. Who­ev­er thirsts for any­thing, as long as it is not contra?ry to the spir­it of the Lord, will find sat­is­fac­tion with­out fail. Who­ev­er thirsts for knowl­edge, go to the Lord, for He is the only light tru­ly enlight­en­ing every man. Who­ev­er thirsts for cleans­ing from sins and to soothe the burn­ing of his con?science, go to the Lord, for He lift­ed up the sins of the whole world onto the tree (cf. I Pet. 2:24) and tore up their hand­writ­ing (cf. Col. 2:14). Who­ev­er thirsts for peace of heart, go to the Lord, for He is the trea?sure, the pos­ses­sion of which will force you to for­get all depri­va­tions and despise all goods in order to pos­sess Him alone. Who­ev­er needs strength — He has every strength. Glo­ry — He has glo­ry on high. Free?dom — He is the giv­er of true free?dom. He will resolve all of our un?certainties, will break the bonds of the pas­sions, will dis­perse all sor?rows and griev­ing, will enable us to over­come all imped­i­ments, all temp­ta­tions and snares of the ene?my, and will smooth out the path of our spir­i­tu­al life. Let us all go to the Lord!

Saint Theo­phan the Recluse