Every once and a while someone will write me privately to thank me for blogging, particularly on the subject of the Greater Hope. A few days ago, a young man named John left the following comment on Eclectic Orthodoxy’s Facebook page:
Part of my escape from suicidal depression actually involved embracing universalism in opposition to the scrupulous understanding of catholicism and mortal sin that i had been suffering under up to that point.
I have so much to thank Father Kimel for: his writings on his blog were a real light in the darkness for me.
There were other factors involved in my return to sanity, but Eclectic Orthodoxy was massive for me.
Thank you, John, for your encouraging words.