Orthodox Thought for the Day


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fanaticism incompatible with Christianity

Fanaticism has nothing to do with Christ.  Be a true Christian.  The you won’t leap to conclusions about anybody, but your love will ‘cover all things.’ Even to a person of another religion you will always act as a Christian.  That is to say, you will show respect for him in a gracious manner irrespective of his religion…There must be respect for the freedom of the other person.  Just as Christ stands at the door and knocks and does not force an entry, but waits for the soul to accept Him freely on its own, so we should stand in the same way in relation to every soul. 

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