A Light to our Hearts, Minds and Path

When I was heading home from Young Life camp as a high school sophomore (close to 30 years ago) one of the adult leaders gave me a copy of the New Testament and told me that I would benefit from reading it. I remember reading it on the long bus ride home. Wow! I have been reading a bit of the New Testament daily since that day in July 1983. Reading Scripture brings light to our hearts, minds and path.

Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

The seeking person must read the New Testament through, slowly and without judgment of details, at least two or three times, taking the time needed to do this. They should let go of what is not clear, and focus on what they can understand, what is clear to them. It would also be helpful to read a Psalm or two everyday. #2 Essential Condition for coming to know God’s truth and finding life. By Fr. Tom Hopko

Light Giver

The soul should be provided with the word of God. For the word of God, as Gregory the Theologian says, ‘is the bread of angels, which feeds the soul that is hungry for God. But, above all, one should read the New Testament and the Psalter. From this proceeds illumination of the mind…’– St. Seraphim of Sarov

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