You should wish for your affairs to turn out, not as you think best, but according to God’s will. Then you will be undisturbed and thankful in your prayer. Saint Evagrios the Solitary

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You have been given time on this earth, not eternity. Use the time as those who know that they are setting out from here. St. Ambrose  

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Today, increased knowledge and trust in logic has, unfortunately, shaken our faith to its foundations and filled our souls with question marks and doubts. This is why we don’t have miracles anymore, because a miracle cannot be explained logically, it can only be experienced. But faith in God will bring down divine power and overturn…

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Do not set your heart on what seems good to you, but rather what is pleasing to God when you pray. This will free you from disturbance and leave you occupied with thanksgiving in your prayer. Evagrios the Solitary

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Shine within our hearts, Loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our minds that we may comprehend the message of Your Gospel. Instill in us, also, reverence for Your blessed commandments: 1.   I am the Lord Thy God, thou shalt have no other gods before Me. 2.   Thou…

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Since I am always submitted to the Will of God, I cannot be anxious! Mother Gavrilia

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The Lord told us to love our enemies, so if someone claims to be a Christian and hates his brother, he is still dead in his sins…, because everyone is born in the darkness of sin and remains there until he is enlightened through Christ by the grace of baptism. But the person who comes…

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“Out of the heart,” he said, “come evil thoughts.” Therefore the soul or principle of action is not in the brain according to Plato but in the heart according to Christ. On this point, those who believe that thoughts are introduced by the devil and do not originate from our own will are to be…

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It is not the self-critical who reveals his humility (for does not everyone have somehow to put up with himself?). Rather it is the man who continues to love the person who has criticized him.  St. John Klimakos

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Who is it that truly walks in love? The one who, for the salvation of others, contends against sin to the point of shedding blood, so as even to give up his soul for them. That is the one who walks in love, imitating Christ.  St. Jerome: Epistle to the Ephesians 3.5.2  

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