Schmemann on modern escapist spirituality

“Tired and disillusioned by the chaos and confusion he himself has brought about, crushed by his own ‘progress,’ scared by seemingly triumphant evil, disenchanted with all theories and explanations, depersonalized and enslaved by technology, man instinctively looks for an escape, for a ‘way out’ of this hopelessly wicked world, for a spiritual haven, for a…

Praise

How often does our concern for the big things take us away from the little ones? God is interested in hearing us give him thanks. Opening up our mouths and telling of his beauty. Speaking highly of him, his character, what he’s done and what he’ll do. We don’t do it enough. I don’t. There…