Orthodox Thought for the Day


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The seal of the Holy Spirit

The seal of the Holy Spirit is in our heart, which bears the fruits of our life.  Meekness, peace, a merciful heart, goodness, kindness, faith and abstinence are some of the fruits of tears offered to Christ from the heart.  The results of such tears are love of one’s enemies and prayers offered up to the Lord for them.  Tears give us strength to be joyful even in times of great suffering and tribulation and to look upon the sins of others as our own and repent for them.  Tears make it possible for us to lay down our life for our brother. 

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