Look at the life of the saint that we commemorate today, St. Seraphim of Sarov. In spite of the fallen world that he lived in, he achieved perfect peace and union with God and all mankind. How could such peace and unity happen in this fallen world? Because through a life of prayer and asceticism he achieved union with Christ in this life. He transcended this life. You might say that he connected heaven and earth in his own person.
Today is the Feast of the Nativity, whereon we commemorate the Incarnation of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. So great is this feast-day that even centuries of unprecedented godlessness and apostasy have been unable to erase it...Continue reading