They’ll come running

3 June 2023

We should leave church as if we’re coming from the holiest inner sanctum, as if we’re descending from the very heavens. Teach those who don’t go to church that you sang with the seraphim, that you belong to the heavenly estate, that you encountered Christ and spoke with him. If we experience the divine liturgy like this, there’ll be no need to speak to those who were absent. When they see how richly we’ve benefitted, they’ll recognize how badly they’ve fared and will hasten to church in order to enjoy the same blessings, through the grace and loving-kindness of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Saint John Chrysostom