Flee To The father

Flee To The father

What is it that you must flee from, and what does it look like to flee? In the years of the desert fathers and mothers, fleeing meant escaping from a decaying moral society and fleeing to the physical desert and into the spiritual arms of the Father in heaven. To these early monastics the goal was a life laid down and a full surrender of the love of self. For many men and women today, the call is much the same although the expression is different.

Spiritual Heritage of the Middle East

Spiritual Heritage of the Middle East

When we look to the spiritual heritage of the Middle East today, we mostly think of Islam. Though there is a strong Church presence in some countries, the dominating religion of the Middle East is Islam by far. One of the most well known and renowned spiritual leaders of this region is Muhammad. The man who changed the religious face of the Middle East. But what is less known is that the Middle East has a rich Christian heritage as well that goes back to the early Church.