O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Understood by Believers, Not Understood by Unbelievers

Feast of the Encounter of the Lord with Sts. Simeon and Anna
"You have been set up in Sion as a stumbling stone and rock of offense for the disobedient, unbreakable salvation of believers."-Ode 6, Canon, Matins for the Feast of the Encounter

Those who do not accept God will stumble on Him, not come to understand Him, and be offended by Him (simultaneously childish and sad). Those who do accept Him will stand on Him as a firm foundation and will come to understand Him.