Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Spiritual discipline- the road to freedom in Christ
"Spiritual discipline... is not bondage. It is a rejection of bondage, a pursuit of holiness while gaining freedom from legalism and sinful passions. The freedom of grace is known through the discipline of being bound to God the Father, to Christ, and to the Holy Spirit. Christ fulfilled the law with its demands that we might be free in Him, justified by faith, to live fruitful and righteous lives, obeying the truth. Thus Paul exhorts the Galatians, 'Do not grow weary while doing good' (6:9) and, 'Do good to all' (6:10) (The Orthodox Study Bible pg 423).
Meum cum sim pulvis et cinis