Modificări calitative ale inimii sub acţiunea harului dumnezeiesc

  • Ștefan Florin Școala Doctorală „Dumitru Stăniloae”, Facultatea de Teologie „Justinian Patriarhul”, Universitatea din București

Abstract

This theme seeks to explore the extent to which the heart of the postmodern man can be sensitized and reconverted from the state of impassivity, which he manifests both to his own existential state and to the needs and sufferings of those around him, and thus to become a heart more sensitive, more empathetic and more sensitive to the world around. In this sense, we propose that the experience of humility be a possible solution to its reconversion, an absolutely necessary phenomenon in a world that is less and less „kind”. The arguments we invoke are medical, psychological and theological. Thus, we will refer to the central organ of the cardiovascular system not only as a vital organ, which can suffer as a result of a „closed” life, stressed or depressed by negative emotional states or moods, but also as a spiritual organ that has a role in psychosocial and spiritual life, at least as important as for biological life. Although our life is largely due to the heartbeat, we are too unaware that the way we relate to life contexts, to our fellow men, and especially to God, can definitely affect it. However, this motor of life, which beats in our chest, has a malleable functionality, so that, thanks to prayer and repentance, the vital pulsation of the heart can be closely related to the pulsation of the spiritual life. In this sense, spiritual healing, felt as a renewal of the heart and mind, is also reflected in the biological existence of man, as a restoration of his psychosomatic functions.

Published
2021-11-11
How to Cite
FLORIN, Ștefan. Modificări calitative ale inimii sub acţiunea harului dumnezeiesc. Studia Theologica Orthodoxa Doctoralia Napocensia, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 123-133, nov. 2021. ISSN 2668-683X. Available at: <https://journals.orth.ro/index.php/stodn/article/view/413>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2021.