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God is the source of peace

God is the source of peace

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Unanimity leads from the Trinity, because it is inherent in nature and unity and inner peace. It is assimilated by the angelic and divine Forces, who are at peace with God and with each other. It extends to the whole creature, for it is the ornament of serenity. It settles comfortably in us, as in the soul, when virtues pass into one another and communicate with one another, and in the body, when in it both the members and the elements have a mutual agreement, which in the first case is what is and is called beauty, and in the second - health. Sainted Gregory the Theologian (12, 243).

God in the highest, who is in the bosom of the Father, according to the good will of the people, enters into communion with flesh and blood, so that the world may take place on earth. Saint Gregory of Nyssa (19, 384).

The world is the Son of God, who came to earth and became man. Through Him came goodwill, or the presence of God in people, because God the Father through the incarnation of the Son was satisfied and bored in people, and favored through His Son to reconcile with the man who became an enemy to God through sin, and again fill it with the divine life, which he was lost through a crime, as the apostle says: "Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom., 5, 1). "For He is our peace" (Eph. 2, 14). "And you, who were once alienated and enemies, by arrangement to evil deeds, have now reconciled in the body of His flesh, by his death, to present you holy and unblemished and innocent before Him, if only you are firm and unshakable in faith and do not fall away from hope the gospel that ye heard, which was proclaimed to all the creatures of the heaven, which I, Paul, became a minister "(Col. 1, 21-23). Reverend Simeon the New Theologian (60, 254).

... Forgive one another if anyone has grief for anyone, just like Christ forgave you, so that you become the sons of the world, and this is what you say - the sons of God. For "He is our peace, who made both of them one and destroyed the barrier that stood in the midst" (Eph. 2, 14) on His Cross. He Himself told His disciples, and through them to us, that we, entering into some city or house, proclaim peace to them. And reconciliation is all the work of His coming, and it is for this reason, having bowed Heaven, He descended to earth, why David also foretold Him. "In his days the righteous will flourish, and the abundance of the world will be." (Psalm 71, 7), and in another psalm, he again says: "He will tell the world his people and his chosen ones" (Psalm 84, 9). And the praise of the angels during Christmas shows that He came down to us from Heaven to deliver peace: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will in men" (Luke 2, 14). And having already accomplished the saving Housebuilding, He left the world as a legacy for those devoted to Him. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you" don. 14, 27). And again: "Peace be with one another" (Mark 9, 50), and "By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13, 35). And the last prayer (blessing) He gave us, ascending to His Father, affirms love for each other: "Let all be one" (John 17, 21). St. Gregory Palamas (65, 19).

Without the Blood of the Lord Jesus, no one will approach God, for He Himself is our World, as He says: "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you" (John 14, 27). For how wisdom creates sages, righteousness of the righteous, sanctification of the saints, and life of the living, so the world itself makes us reconciled ... And if Christ is the world of believers, then, therefore, who lives without peace, he does not have Christ.Blessed Jerome. Creations, book. 17, Kiev, 1903, p. 263.

The sufferings of Christ were before your eyes. In this way, everyone was given a deep and beautiful peace and an insatiable desire to do good, and at all there was a full outpouring of the Holy Spirit.Sainted Clement of Rome (1, 74).

True Christ's doers by faith and labor in virtue with

with unspeakable pleasure they reap as a fruit from the grace of the Spirit their supernatural benefits, without effort they improve in themselves an unchanging and unchangeable faith and an unshakable peace, true goodness and everything else, as a result of which the soul, becoming better than itself and stronger than the enemy's malice, prepares from itself a pure abode and the Holy Spirit, having received from Him the immortal peace of Christ, is combined with the Lord and clings to Him. The Monk Makarii the Great (33, 341-342).

The world of Christ is sown in the soul by the Word of God, is born from the cultivation of the heartfelt field by the commandments of Christ - feeds on this invisible, but not non-cruel feat, grows from it.Bishop Ignatius (Bryanchaninov) (111, 5).

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