37628 - The Chronostrategy of Faith

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Vicky Baklessi

When we examine in a simplistic manner faith we cannot imagine that it follows strategy and in fact chronostrategy. We forget of course that our faith was born in occupied territories because of necessity. The entire course of Christ with the Apostils is consisted of strategic steps, because very simply there was no freedom of expression. They were constrained to hide and to be careful because the strikes of the Pharisees and the Scribes were always devious. This data is not another approach which denigrates any other spiritual and classical approach of the matters, on the contrary it shows in a tangible manner how Christ’s rationalism was strategic, because the spirit allowed him to see the future, that which he explained to his disciples from before in order for them to be in readiness and not only in standby. Even if we examine the history of the Church which continued the work of Christ, we see both with its duration as with its choices, as for example the four Gospels, that it always examined the future strategically due to the presence of opponents and enemies. Faith is not only innocent, but also righteous to protect the innocent from barbarity and in this sense it follows also strategic mental schemata. And if we want to present it differently it suffices to say that faith is the most robust chronostratgy we have available.