The love of God transforms everything; it sanctifies, amends and changes the nature of everything. Elder PorphyriosWhat was it like when you first found Christ in your heart? How did it transform you? For me, my life was totally changed. The Church became the center of my life and I found that I was mired in sin but now continually growing in my relationship with God. This Pascha celebration affirmed this for me. It was truly the most spiritually alive Divine Liturgy of my life. Glory be to God for all He provides for us.
Here are some thoughts from Elder Porphyrios:
When you find Christ, you are satisfied, you desire nothing else, you find peace. You become a different person. You live everywhere, wherever Christ is. You live in the stars, in infinity, in heaven with the angels, with the saints, on earth with people, with plants, with animals, with everyone and everything. when there is love for Christ, loneliness disappears. You are peaceable, joyous, full. Neither melancholy, nor illness, nor pressure, nor anxiety, nor depression nor hell.Source: Wounded By Love, pp 99 - 100