Charles Malek’s Letter to the Maronites 7

by cmiphilos1 on April 26, 2022

Those who praise God are the faithful and patient people, and not emperors, patriarchs, or clergymen. One does not feel the presence of Cesar-like figure or patriarch, even if this Cesar-like figure or patriarch is present. One feels himself sitting amongst widows and orphans, workers and peasants, sinners and lost souls, and humble spirits. One feels the simple and ordinary man, the one laden with worries who is in touch with the earth and nature, and who knows nothing and does not care to know anything about theology or philosophy, or the glory of the vanishing world. This ordinary man is the one whose heart and soul soar, draws Christ toward him, and receives the immaculate face of the Virgin Mary. (p. 8)

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