Yet another fascinating account of an “emerging/emergent non-denominational Christian” who has come home to the Church. The truly fascinating part is that this journey from being ‘hip‘ and ‘relevant’ to ‘historical’ and ‘orthodox‘ (or better yet ‘catholic’ and ‘apostolic’) is happening almost daily in these times of consumer, me-centered, faith as therapy, make me feel good Christianity. Welcome home.
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Why do men learn through pain and suffering, and not through pleasure and happiness? Very simply, because pleasure and happiness accustom one to satisfaction with the things given in this world, whereas pain and suffering drive one to seek a more profound happiness beyond the limitations of this world.
+Father Seraphim Rose (20th c.)