How to See God
April 12, 2011 Length: 1:01
St. Gregory of Nyssa on following God as a guide.
If we need to go somewhere we’ve never been, we need a guide—a map or another person to show us where to go. St. Gregory of Nyssa tells us we will only be able to see God if we follow a guide:
Seeing God means following Him wherever He might lead. Anyone who does not know the way cannot travel safely without following a guide. The guide shows him the way by walking ahead of him, and the one following will not get off the right path if he keeps constantly watching the back of the guide…Thus the Lord says to those who are being guided: You shall not see My face, or, in other words: Do not face your guide. For then you will be going in a completely opposite direction.
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