Orthodox Thought for the Day


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Possess your soul

In your patience possess ye your souls, (Luke 21:19).  Therefore, do not become weak and despair when you have the chance to possess your soul.  To possess your soul means to give it the significance and place which it was appointed by God. i.e., royal, like unto God, venerated, holy.  To not do this means to destroy your soul.  For what is  a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul? (Matt 16:26).  Therefore, always have in mind first the spiritual welfare of others, and then what is physically necessary: comforts, tranquility and, perhaps, time for relaxation. 

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