St. Seraphim of Sarov: True and Wise Hope

“If a man has no worries about himself at all for the sake of love toward God and the working of good deeds, knowing that God is taking care of him, this is a true and wise hope. But if a man takes care of his own business and turns to God in prayer only…

St Nektarios of Aegina: Wounded By Divine Love

“A soul that’s been wounded by divine love is always glad, it rejoices, it leaps and dances, because it’s as buoyant in the love of the Lord as if it were riding on calm waters. No distressing event in the world can disturb its serenity and peace, nor deprive it of its joy and delight.”…

St Philaret of Moscow: Every Christian..

“Every Christian should find for himself the imperative and incentive to become holy. If you live without struggle and without hope of becoming holy, then you are Christians only in name and not in essence. But without holiness, no one shall see the Lord, that is to say they will not attain eternal blessedness. It…