Orthodox Thought for the Day


Friday, July 31, 2015

How to treat others

Regarding the rest of mankind, you should pray for them unceasingly, for we can always hope that repentance may enable them to find their way to God.  Give them a chance to learn from you, or at all events, from the way you behave.  Meet their animosity with mildness, their high words with humility, and their abuse with your prayers.  But stand firm against their errors; if they grow violent, be gentle instead of wanting to pay them back in their own coin.  Let us show by our forbearance that we are brothers, and try to imitate the Lord. 

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