If we are worshiping a loving God, we need a sensation of this life in our deep heart.
The reason Christ did not answer Pilate: “What is truth?” — Had he asked “Who is truth?,” he would have received the answer Christ gave to his disciples at the Supper: “I am the Truth and the Life …”
Man was created by the Divine Energies as a pure potential — or as Elder Sophrony says: “a tabula rasa”.
We are created in the image of God’s Energies.
The Holy Spirit forms Christ in the heart of man.
That all be saved — that is where hypostatic prayer begins; the hope that all men be saved.
The “goal” of every priest … to be a vessel of incorruptible consolation, without sins or passions, to the faithful.
First the person, then the Rule.
St Silouan: “By God’s grace, I am.”
More later …