On Relics

An Athonite father said: “The one who loves God, loves not only men, his brothers, but loves as well all of nature since it is God’s blessing. Someone will rush to get a piece of the clothes or of something else that belonged to a saint, and kiss it devoutly, because he knows he receives from it the saint’s blessing. It’s the same with nature’s trees, grasses, flowers — everything is God’s blessing. We embrace all of it with the same rush of love, especially those fruits that nourish us. The Desert Fathers

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