Booklet 7 of 12 from a series of talks given by Priest Daniel Sysoev entitled “How to Inherit Eternal Life.”
In Holy Scripture the Holy Spirit teaches us to marvel at our own nature, and Saint Justin (Popovic) said that, after God, man is the most mysterious creature in the universe. Man is directly linked to the Creator, not only by virtue of his creation but in a special way: he is created in the image of God, and hence from the beginning he has been a being that is focused on the heights, striving ever upward. Man is a supreme manifestation of the artistic mastery of God—a creation that links two worlds, the spiritual and the material. The nature of man and his place in the hierarchy of God’s creatures is the subject of this book.
God’s Love and God’s Will
The Divine Names
How Does God Rule the World?
On Fear of God and Good Works
On Meekness and Freedom from Anger
On Internal and External Prayer
Spirit, Soul, and Body
On Gluttony and Avarice
On Envy and Despondency
How We Should View the Government
Orthodox Upbringing of Children
The Resurrection of the Dead