Find our fellow man
“If we do decide to stop living on our own – and throw open the doors for light to enter – then we’ll discover that, while we were looking for God, we also found our fellow man; for now we realize that there are people all around us. For many of us, this can be a rude awakening.
We find it annoying to open our eyes on a world filled with other people. immediately we say: ‘I wasn’t looking for you. I want Christ,’ forgetting that the stranger, the poor man, the prisoner, the sinner, and especially my enemy – especially the person who seeks to harm me – is Christ for me. The dawn of Christ in our life is love for the other, and our attention to his needs, his desires, his pain.
Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra