Hello friends -
I thought you might enjoy this too. I ran across it today in some memories on fb of all places. Lol.
"God is not an idea or a thought. God may be known because He is a person. Indeed He is only made known to us as person, we do not know His essence. We cannot know God objectively. He is not the object of our knowledge. He is known as we know a person this is always a free gift given to us in Love. Thus knowledge of God is always a revelation, always a matter of grace, never matter of achievement or attainment. It matters to us that we know God because knowledge of God is life itself this is eternal life Jesus said to know the the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. The Orthodox way of life is only about knowing God. Everything we do- whether it is prayer, and communion, confession, forgiveness, fasting, it is all about knowing God." Taken from a podcast by Fr. Stephen Freeman (The spiritual life of a creative person")