Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich): How To Become Free?

Love gives freedom. It frees a person from the fetters of passions and vices. It is the passions that make us slaves.

God is love. And Divine love is present everywhere, in the entire Universe. Without end and without limit.

We need to respond to it and let it into our lives.

Love is a gift from God sent to people from above. A person cannot perceive it on his own. Love is of divine nature and we can only catch its outline, but not embrace it.

Love is given to a courageous heart that has challenged all that is temporary.

The merciful Lord, seeing even our small steps and timid intentions, strengthens us on the path to salvation, comforting us with His love.

It is God’s love, God’s spark that is the primary source of all manifestations of love on earth. This is love between spouses, and parental love, and friendship, and mercy.

There is no true love without a divine core. Everything else is an illusion and self-deception. Unfortunately, for the most part, people are content with surrogates, which drive them into even greater slavery, never having experienced the saving and liberating power of love in their entire life.

The sign of true love is a reflection of bliss. It never arouses fear, does not hurt, but uplifts and liberates.

All our life we ​​must acquire love. And for our labors, the Lord, at the right time, will bless us with the gift of love.

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