Orthodox Thought for the Day


Sunday, October 14, 2012

The pinnacle of love

Above everything is love.  The thing that must concern you, my children, is love for the other person, for his soul.  Whatever we do, whether it is prayer or offering advice or pointing out some error, let us do it with love.  Without love, prayer is of no benefit, advice is hurtful and pointing out errors is harmful and destructive to the other person who senses whether we love him or not and reacts accordingly.  Love, love, love!  Love for our brother prepares us to love Christ more.  Isn't that perfect?

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