The offense that the misguided people give to the Lord by their manner of worship hurts Elijah so much that he wants to die.
"This prophet whom God commanded to go forth into the desert... is to be the model of all who withdraw into solitude"
Elijah stands before God’s face because all of his love belongs to the Lord. He lives outside all natural human relationships.
Ambrosius of St. Arsenius, the first Carmelite to die on Mount Carmel in a letter to his General (1634), he tells how he saw the very first church in the world erected in honour of the Mother of God. Behind the altar was the cave where Elijah hid...
He trudged across the country, proclaiming truth to those who needed to hear it
Haifa is a model of peaceful coexistence between religions