“The saints were people like all of us. Many of them came out of great sins, but by repentance they attained the Kingdom of Heaven. And everyone who comes there comes through repentance, which the merciful Lord has given us through His sufferings.” – St Silouan the Athonite
“Being filled with the Gospel teaching and trying to live by it, we should have love and compassion for the miserable humanity of our days. Probably never have people been more unhappy than the people of our days, even with all the outward conveniences and gadgets our society provides us with. People are suffering and…
“In the Christian combat, not the striker, as in the Olympic contests, but he who is struck, wins the crown. This is the law in the celestial theatre, where the Angels are the spectators.” – St John Chrysostom
“The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together.” – St John Chrysostom
“Humility and suffering free a man from all sin; for the first cuts out spiritual passions, and the latter bodily” – St Maximus the Confessor
“We pray not to inform God or instruct Him but to beseech Him closely, to be made intimate with Him, by continuance in supplication; to be humbled; to be reminded of our sins.” – St John Chrysostom (Homily 19, Gospel of Matthew).
“We must always remember that the Lord sees us wrestling with the Enemy, and so we must never be afraid. Even should all hell fall upon us, we must be brave.” — St. Silouan the Athonite
“When you give yourself entirely to the power and love of God, you’ll realize that everything happens because God wants it to, because God allows it.” – Mother Gavrilia