How Can We Repay God? – Basil of Caesarea

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What words can adequately describe God’s gifts? They are so many that they cannot be numbered. They are so great that any one of them demands our total gratitude in response. Yet even though we cannot speak of it worthily, there is one gift which no thoughtful man can pass over in silence. God fashioned man in his own image and likeness; … Read More

The Utterly Ineffable Love of God – Basil of Caesarea

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The utterly ineffable love of God—as I at any rate experience it—which can be more easily experienced than spoken of, is a certain inexplicable light. Even if speech should cite or compare a lightning flash or a dazzling brilliance, still, the hearing cannot take it in. Invoke if you will the rays of the morning star, the splendours of the … Read More

What Shall I Render to You?

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I bless You, O Lord, though I am powerless, You strengthen my weakness. You stretch forth from above Your helping hand and bring me back unto Yourself. What shall I render to You, O all-good Master, for all the good things You have done and continue to do for me, the sinner? I will cease not to bless You all … Read More