Hello people! My name is Leo. Throughout my life, I have been called differently: Leonid, Lev, Leoncio, Lenya, Alexey, Alyosha. Sometimes I was mistakenly called Andrey, Yura, Dima, Alexander, David and I responded to all these names, realizing that if a person called me that, then he associated me with this "new name". And I never wanted to cut off a person, making him blush because he incorrectly remembered my name when meeting. Quite funny situations often happened when, after six months or a year, a person recognized my real name and could not believe that I had responded to a name that was not my own all that time.
My parents always called me Alexey, Alyosha for some reason. And even now they still call it that: "Lyosha, not Leonid." In the school magazine I was always written down as Alexey. And only when it was time to get my passport, I realized that according to my birth certificate I was called Leonid. But my family still call me Alexey. And I respond to this name because I'm used to it. Perhaps because Lyosha and Lenya are very similar names in pronunciation.
What does it mean?... When God is called differently: Lord, Jehovah, Allah, Yahweh, Christ, He accepts any appeal to Himself. God never interrupts a person and says: "Listen, man! My name is different, not the same name you call Me!". The Lord God is very delicate, attentive, powerful, and at the same time understands each of us to the depths of his soul, not wanting to hurt, but wanting to get closer, like a child with his dad.
And we will definitely find out the real name of God. Maybe not in this life. But that meeting will be the happiest moment, because when you meet your own Inventor, your Constructor, who created every molecule of your body, you cannot remain indifferent.
And God will give me my real name at the hour appointed for me. For it is written in the Bible that a person will have "a new name, which no one knows except the one who receives." Revelation 2:17
For 7 years I was a priest, minister of the church. Studied at the seminary. And it took me 20 years to understand the theology handed down to me by my senior mentors. It's time to speak to me.