“Only struggle a little more. Carry your cross without complaining. Don’t think you are anything special. Don’t justify your sins and weaknesses, but see yourself as you really are. And, especially, love one another” – Father Seraphim Rose Advertisements
“Thoughts are like airplanes flying in the air. If you ignore them, there is no problem. If you pay attention to them, you create an airport inside your head and permit them to land!” – St. Paisios
“Humility and Love, there you have it. This is everything” – St Paisios.
“Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility” – Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
“Do you ask for help from Jesus Christ or are you struggling alone? Have you told Christ of your weakness? You don’t humble yourself, you don’t ask Christ for help and then you say, ‘I have difficulties in my struggle.’ When one is humble and asks for help from Christ, He helps. Often man makes…
“During the coming days we shall be present – not just remember, but be present – at Christ’s Passion. We shall be part of the crowd surrounding Christ and the disciples and the Mother of God; as we hear the Gospel readings, as we listen to the prayers of the Church, as one image after…
“Learn something from the Scriptures by heart, and keep your mind focused on it. These things impede the demons from making assaults against us” – St Nil of Sora
“Do not be surprised if you fall every day and do not surrender. Stand your ground bravely and you may be sure that your guardian angel will respect your endurance. A fresh, warm wound is easier to heal than those that are old, neglected and festering, and that need extensive treatment, surgery, bandaging and cauterisation….
“Conquer men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of justice to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.” – St Isaac the Syrian.
“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement” – St Augustine.
“Whoever lives in the past is as if dead. Whoever lives in the future in his imagination is naive, because the future belongs only to God. The Joy of Christ is found only in the present, in the Eternal Present of God” – Mother Gavrilia.
“Drink Holy Water as often as possible. It’s the best and most effective medicine. I say this not as a bishop, but as a doctor, from my experience in medicine” – St Luke of Simferopol