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St. Barsanuphius of Optina: You need not be despondent. Let those ... who do not believe in God . . .

You need not be despondent. Let those be despondent who do not believe in God. For them sorrow is burdensome, of course, because besides earthly enjoyment they have nothing. 42 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

St. Ambrose of Optina: If you do good . . .

If you do good, you must do it only for God. For this reason you must pay no attention to the ingratitude of people. Expect a reward not here, but from the Lord in heaven. 32 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

St. Paisios of Mt. Athos: Women usually have no sense of moderation when it comes to household chores. . . .

Women usually have no sense of moderation when it comes to household chores. They’re constantly finding things to do. While they do have a lot of heart and could do much “housecleaning” in their soul, they often waste their heart on insignificant things. 205 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

St. Ambrose Milan: But nothing causes such exceeding grief as when anyone, lying under the captivity of sin . . .

“But nothing causes such exceeding grief as when anyone, lying under the captivity of sin, calls to mind from where he has fallen, because he turned aside to carnal and earthly things, instead of directing his mind in the beautiful ways of the knowledge of God. 77 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

Mind over Material 24/07/2015

you live in a Material World
full of material needs
wanting lusting don’t exist entitlement a birth right

you live in a Material World
money is  your king… 160 more words

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St. Isaac the Syrian: A man can never learn what divine power is . . .

“A man can never learn what divine power is while he abides in comfort and spacious living.”

+ St. Isaac the Syrian,  Homily 72, Ascetical Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

PEACE SERIES 7/10 - CONTENTMENT

CONTENTMENT

In a material world

To receive what lasts

From the very hand of God

In a pure and peaceful flow

Meeting every possible honest need, 125 more words