Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Syrian and the Serbian

Make peace with yourself, and both heaven and earth will make peace with you.

St Isaac the Syrian.

All the Holy Fathers lived a good life, a quiet life. All of hem say that the perfection of the Christian life is in extreme humility. This means that patient long-suffering is what we most need in this life. We must bear everything patiently and forgive all. If we have good thoughts and desires, these thoughts will give us peace and joy even in this life, and even more so in eternity. Then we will see that there no death, that the Lord has vanquished death, and that He has given us eternal life!

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

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