Before The Word, Mystics, Orthodox

‘Life In You’ by John Cassian

Lord God,

You are the greatest and holiest mystery.

Be all of my love,

all my hope,

all my striving;

let my thoughts and words flow from you,

my daily life be in you,

and every breath I take be of you.

 

– St John Cassian 360-435AD.  Also known as John the Ascetic, or John Cassian the Roman.  He learned from Christian monks in Egypt and brought writings and theology of a simple direct and anti-materialist flavour to the wider Christian movement.