The Light Within

There was this monk who used to do a full prostration – even on Sundays – before any visitors who had just been at his monastery and taken the Holy Eucharist. To all those who were vexed by his behaviour, he would reply:

– I prostrate before Lord Jesus Christ who is now within you. Through the Holy Eucharist, you have become a Christophorus*. If you could see the “Light of Light” (as the Creed says) that is now shining within you, you would keep away from any useless words and outer sights, lest you should “quench the Spirit”. (1 Thess. 5:19)


*From Greek – “Christ-bearer”