Orthodox Thought for the Day


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

On penitence and faith

You are, I am sure, aware that for your penitence is now no longer limited to disclosing your sins to your confessor, but that you must now bear your sins in mind always, until your heart nearly breaks with their ugly load; and would break, were it not for your firm faith in the mercy of our Lord.  St. Makarios of Optina 


God knows what each of us can bear, beloveds, how it is best borne and for how long…Presbytera Candace

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