Alexis Fernando Jimenez eight years decided to leave everything and everyone, and a last look at the town of old houses, wide streets and paradisaical gardens where he grew up, began the ascent of the mountain where he lives in a cave. Arinoa Julian Alberto Montes is one of the few Latin Americans who one day decided to depart from the world around him to go looking for God in the midst of loneliness and the firm belief to go beyond a superficial experience. He lives on a hill near La Paz. Around him, dozens of onlookers seeking opportunity to meet with this unique modern hermit.
“Catholic or evangelical Christian? Prefers to be called Christian. In his humble abode there are only a few candles for lighting at night, give away food that people from nearby villages and five books including the Bible and a text of meditations. That’s all that accompanies it. Much of his time is occupied in prayer. It is a step to closer ties with the Creator. In the opinion of Julian, has been a wonderful experience. He no longer needed the sound of city of La Paz or perhaps the few places of ancient architecture which delighted in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Submit your body to God in holiness why someone decides to distance itself from the world and the reality that surrounds him? It all depends on the appreciation that everyone has about what is consecration.
For the anchorite Julian Alberto Montes, is nothing to go where nobody can find it. For a Christian today is to dedicate to God our whole being, as recommended by the Apostle Paul: “Therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual worship “(Romans 12:1). You do not need to take the path of the hermit. The easiest path of consecration is to give the Lord Jesus Christ our thoughts, plans, projects and activities. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Shimmie Horn. When we feel the despair that overwhelms us, ask for his strength and, holding his hand, go a step further.