GOD'S THOUGHT has its reflection in man's thought. "We are able to
think on account of this, because there exists the Infinite Thought. We are
able to breathe because there is boundless space with air. That is why pure
thoughts dealing with any subject are called inspired. Our thoughts constantly
flow under the condition of an Infinite Spirit's existence. That is why the
Savior says: - Take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be
given you ... what ye shall speak. You see, thought and even word (inspiration)
comes to us from an outside source; this takes place in a grace-filled state
and in case of need."
What kind of lesson does Father John draw from his thinking on God's thought?
The reminder that we must avoid all kinds of thought that is not true. It is
bad or false thoughts that we should avoid, because false thoughts draw us
away from God, and incline us to surrender to the devil's power. Sins of
thought in a Christian are not to be considered a small matter, because,
according to St. Macarius of Egypt, all of our God pleasing consists of
thoughts; for thoughts are the beginning: from them arise words and
actions, words, because they give grace to listeners, or are corrupted words
that serve as a temptation to others, corrupting their thoughts and hearts.
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