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minasoliman said:The good servant receives the bread of his labour with confidence; the lazy and slothful cannot look his employer in the face.St. Clement of Rome, late first century.
The good servant receives the bread of his labour with confidence; the lazy and slothful cannot look his employer in the face.
No longer add to them, but pray About your former sins .
Flee from sin as you would from the presence of a snake, for if you approach it, it will bite you; it's teeth are like lions teeth, destroying the souls of men."-Wisdom of Sirach 21:2
I absoluetely love this one!
If the love of the world is within you, there is no space for the love of God. (St. Augustine)
Above anything, welcome silence, for it brings fruits that no tongue can speak of, neither can it be explained. (St. Issac of Syria)
Whoever wishes to see God must try to purify his heart by constantly thinking of God. (St. John Saba, The Spiritual Elder)
God bless you for your wish to help with good advise.
The Patriarch of Alexandria at the time St. Athanasius is famously quoted when an associate said to him “Your holiness but the whole world is against you on this matter” he replied “If the whole world is against me then I am against the whole world”.
[glow=red,2,300]"who ever escapes from trouble escapes from the lord"[/glow]
i am not sure who said that!iether abba paul or st.anthony!
“He who runs away from sacrifice runs away from God.” Theodore the Studite
the supervisor the optimist hit father arseny in the face, and left, still smiling. wiping blood from his face , father arseny prayed, do not abandon me, do not leave me, a sinner. Have mercy on me
" a human person will always be a human person and, whoever he is, he is made in the image of God and this always stays with him. Only in one case did sins make this image pale; in other cases, the great power of a mans efforts in the name of God can make this man shine so that he bright as an angel of God." :):):)
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
Give the world what you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
- Mother Teresa
"A dog is better than I am, for he has love and does not judge"
To sum up all in one word-what the soul is in the body, that are Christians in the world. The soul is dispersed through all the members of the body, and Christians are scattered through all the cities of the world. The soul dwells in the body, yet is not of the body; and Christians dwell in the world, yet are not of the world.
The invisible soul is guarded by the visible body, and Christians are known indeed to be in the world, but their godliness remains invisible. The flesh hates the soul, and wars against it, though itself suffering no injury, because it is prevented from enjoying pleasures; the world also hates the Christians, though in nowise injured, because they abjure pleasures. The soul loves the flesh that hates it, and [loves also] the members; Christians likewise love those that hate them. The soul is imprisoned in the body, yet preserves that very body; and Christians are confined in the world as in a prison, and yet they are the preservers of the world. The immortal soul dwells in a mortal tabernacle; and Christians dwell as sojourners in corruptible [bodies], looking for an incorruptible dwelling in the heavens. The soul, when but ill-provided with food and drink, becomes better; in like manner, the Christians, though subjected day by day to punishment, increase the more in number. God has assigned them this illustrious position, which it were unlawful for them to forsake.
He who has commanded us not to lie, shall much more Himself not lie; for nothing is impossible with God, except to lie.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem
How blessed and wonderful, beloved, are the gifts of God! Life in immortality, splendour in righteousness, truth in perfect confidence, faith in assurance, self-control in holiness! And all these fall under the cognizance of our understandings [now]; what then shall those things be which are prepared for such as wait for Him? The Creator and Father of all worlds, the Most Holy, alone knows their amount and their beauty. Let us therefore earnestly strive to be found in the number of those that wait for Him, in order that we may share in His promised gifts.