Makarios, The Egyptian. (301-391).

When the soul clings to the Lord, and the Lord, moved by compassion and love, comes to the soul and clings to it, and the mind remains constantly in the grace of the Lord, then the soul and its Lord become one spirit, one nature and one mind. And while the body of this soul lies on earth, its spirit lives wholly in the heavenly Jerusalem, rises to the third heaven, attaches itself to the Lord, and serves him. (...) He serves the soul in the city of the body, while the soul serves him in the heavenly city. (...) For the Lord becomes the inheritance of the soul, and the soul becomes the inheritance of the Lord. Buber, Ecstatic Confessions, P.151.


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