Let Us Retire from the World and Turn to the Creator

Let us run with confidence and joy to enter into the cloud like Moses and Elijah, or like James and John. Let us be caught up like Peter to behold the divine vision and to be transfigured by that glorious transfiguration. Let us retire from the world, stand aloof from the earth, rise above the body, detach ourselves from creatures and turn to the creator, to whom Peter in ecstasy exclaimed: Lord, it is good for us to be here... It is good to be with Jesus and to remain here forever… where all things shine with divine radiance, where there is joy and gladness and exultation; where there is nothing in our hearts but peace, serenity and stillness; where God is seen.

Saint Anastasius Sinaita

From the Liturgy of the Hours, Office of Readings, Second Reading, Fri Week 18 OT

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