Macarius: The Fire in the Heart


As near as the body is to the soul in intimate interrelationship, so much nearer is God who is present to come and open the locked doors of our heart and to fill us with heavenly riches.

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From The Fifty Spiritual Homilies and The Great Letter, edited and translated with an introduction by George A. Maloney; preface by Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia. New York/Mahwah, Paulist Press, 1992. Excerpt republished here with thanks.