Since Moses was alone, by having been stripped as it were of the people’s fear, he boldly approached the very darkness itself and entered the invisible things where he was no longer seen by those watching. After he entered the inner sanctuary of the divine mystical doctrine, there, while not being seen, he was in company with the Invisible. He teaches, I think, by the things he did that the one who is going to associate intimately with God must go beyond all that is visible and—lifting up his own mind, as to a mountaintop, to the invisible and incomprehensible—believe that the divine is there where the understanding does not reach.
St. Gregory of Nyssa, The Life of Moses (via crypte)
- howaboutnobear said: Love the Life of Moses. Maybe I will read it for Pascha. I think it is at my parents’ house. Which is where I was yesterday. But not anymore. Dammit.