Orthodox Thought for the Day


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On the Saints, part III

The holy Saints have attained the Kingdom of Heaven, and there they look upon the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ; but by the Holy Spirit they see, too, the sufferings of men on earth.  The Lord gave them such great grace that they embrace the whole world with their love.  They see and know how we languish in affliction, how our hearts have withered within us, how despondency has fettered our souls; and they never cease to intercede for us with God.  St. Silouan the Athonite

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