And our relationship with Christ can’t be contained only to a few hours scheduled out once a week.
Saint Porphyrios reminds us of the real aim of the Christian life even when prayer begins to feel like this.
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To abandon herself to divine .” (Wounded by Love, p.96) Sometimes we get stuck on the outward form of prayer, simply scheduling in time for a required conversation, and we forget that our aim is to spend time with a Person, Jesus Christ.
So how do we keep any relationship from becoming a burden?
Though a schedule isn’t a bad thing, it has the temptation of eventually making communication a chore or a ritual that turns a relationship into a burden.
If we aren’t spending time with Christ in church on a regular basis, eventually church will feel like a chore when we actually do go.
But even besides romance, my generation knows well the pain of seeing friends move across the country or even abroad.
We have all sorts of technology to keep us connected, but it can still be hard to keep our relationships as strong as they were before.
Online dating is a fairly new way to procreate, or way to go out and have one night stands and accidentally procreate, but it is hardly a weird thing to do anymore.
That makes all of these horrible online dating profiles and encounters that much worse.
We need to seek out as many opportunities to spend time with one another face-to-face.