Orthodox Thought for the Day


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Keep the eternal perspective

Hold to patience in your hearts, my friends, and put it into action when the situation calls for it.  Don't let any abusive word from your neighbor stir up hatred in you, and don't allow any loss of things that pass away to upset you.  If you are steadfast in fearing the loss of those things that last forever, you will never take seriously the loss of those that pass away; if you keep your eyes fixed on the glory of our eternal recompense, you will not resent a temporal injury.  You must bear with those who oppose you, but also love those you bear with.   Seek an eternal reward in return for your temporal losses. 

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