By Father Rafail Noica from Essex Monastery – fragment from the conference “Crises in the Church“, Alba-Iulia, Romania, April, 2003 (English translation by blog administrator)

 

We have to take very seriously the reality of our freedom which the Lord would not force it, even though for the salvation of man!

Man is the one who decides for his own destiny. When the Lord will judge us, I don’t believe it to be as one of this world – that we have done certain mistakes for which we’ll have to be punished…but rather the Judgment day, in a certain sense, belongs to man: will man be able to live in the presence of this God by being or become someone different from Him?