Hey everybody, hope everybody is doing great, i just wanted to know and share nice quotes from Saints, Church Fathers, Preists, Bible... and short stories of famous Saints and Church fathers... there is anoher topic about this by Iqbal but that one is old and nobody post in there anymore....
ok.. i will start: "A mere look at the desert can mortify all of man's lusts" (St.Isaac the Syrian)
Abba Xanthios ( never heard of Him before...) said, "A dog is better than I am, for he has love and he does
Some monks came to see abba Lucius and they said to him, "We do not work with
our hands; we obey Paul's command and pray without ceasing." The old man
said, "Do you not eat or sleep?" They said, "Yes, we do." He said, "Who prays
for you while you are asleep?... Excuse me, brothers, but you do not practice
what you claim. I will show you how I pray without ceasing, though I work with
"With God's help, I collect a few palm-leaves and sit down and weave them,
saying, "Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodnes; according to the
miltitude of thy mercies do away with mine offences." He said to them, "Is
this prayer or not?" They said, "Yes, it is."
And he continued, "When I have worked and prayed in my heart all day, I make
about sixteen pence. Two of these I put ouside my door and with the rest I buy
food. And he who finds the two coins outside the door prays for me while I eat
and sleep. And so by the help of God I pray without ceasing."