Eternity & Time
Categories: New books, Spiritual Teaching, Theology
by Dumitru Staniloae
Booklet | 16pp
This meditation takes us to a depth we rarely visit except at moments of crisis in our lives. Speaking out of knowledge tested and refined by prayer and human experience, Dumitru Staniloae illuminates the awesome simplicity of God's purpose in giving us time as a journey on which we may grow in response to the love He offers us. He longs for us to share the perfect, inter-personal communion of the Trinity which is the life of eternity. But through His incarnation as man, God has accepted the limitations of our life in time and shares the journey with us, so that time enters into eternity, and eternity is brought into time. At every moment we are free to choose between responding to his love or rejecting it for an 'unchangeable monotony of nothingness'. But, 'whenever we perceive the love of God and respond to it in some measure, we live eternally.'