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Contemplation Blog 18

Contemplation of St. Augustine (18)

Blog 18

O Lord dispel the thick darkness which covers my soul, so that she may see You when she conceives You.

He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings the shadow of death to light” (Job 12:22)
“The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness” (Psalm 18:28)

That she may know You when she meets You, and that she may love You when she gets to know You. Everyone who knows You, loves You! Forgets himself! Loves You more than himself! 

He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me,.., he who loses his life for My sake will find it ” (Matt 10:37-39)
Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, God is my Paradise: Divine Love 1 (St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, NJ, 1995)