Saturday, April 4, 2015
True Unrequited Love
"Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago answered and said to king Nabuchodonosor: We have no occasion to answer thee concerning this matter. For behold our God, whom we worship, is able to save us from the furnace of burning fire, and to deliver us out of thy hands, O king. But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up." -Daniel 3:16-18 (From the 15th Reading at Vespers this evening).
As we keep vigil at the tomb, let us remember these words of the Three Holy Children, that they will serve God faithfully, regardless of what the Lord does for them. Whether the Lord blesses them or not, they will still serve Him. That is Love. That is the Love of God. That is the Love God teaches us. Let us remember this everyday, that those who love purely and selflessly like this will see the Resurrection that we behold at this evening's services.