St. Maximus the Confessor: Love

“The state of love may be recognized in the giving of money, and still more in the giving of spiritual counsel and in looking after people in their physical needs.” – St. Maximos the Confessor

St. John Chrysostom: God does not forsake you

“God does not forsake you. It is because he wishes to increase your glory that oftentimes he permits you to fall sick. Keep up your courage so that you may also hear him say: ‘Do you think I have dealt with you otherwise than that you may be shown to be just?’” — St. John…

C.S. Lewis: Finding Thyself

“Your real, new self (which is Christ’s and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Does that sound strange? The same principle holds, you know, for more everyday matters. Even in social life,…

St. Ambrose: Helping Others in Time of Need

“Do not desert a friend in time of need, nor forsake him nor fail him, for friendship is the support of life. Let us then bear our burdens as the Apostle has taught (cf. Gal. 6:2): for he spoke to those whom the charity of the same one body had embraced together. If friends in…