Orthodox Thought for the Day


Thursday, January 19, 2012

On the Saints, part IV

The Saints rejoice when we repent, and grieve when men forsake God and become like brute beasts.  They grieve to see people living on earth and not realizing that if they were to love one another, the world would know freedom from sin; and where sin is absent there is joy and gladness from the Holy Spirit, in such wise that on all sides everything looks pleasing, and the soul marvels that all is so well with her and praises God.  St. Silouan the Athonite

No comments:

Post a Comment