Wisdom of the Saints about humility (part 7)

“Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” St. Peter the Apostle (1st century) “Humility is the mother, root,...

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Wisdom of the Saints about discipleship (part 4)

“When men saw him [Paul} in captivity, flogged, shipwrecked, led about in chains, they could scarcely help thinking him a pitiable sight. Nevertheless, even while he suffered all this at the hands of men, he always looked toward the One Who is his head and he asked: What can separate...

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Wisdom of the Saints about suffering (part 6)

“Sometimes we ask ourselves why the Lord makes us wait so long for an answer to our prayers. If His love for us is so great, how is it that He does not heal us straightaway when we turn to Him for help? This question has been asked in every...

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Wisdom of the Saints about religion

“Do you not know that God has placed churches in the cities as ports in the sea, that those who come thither for shelter from the storms of this world may find perfect peace?” St. John Chrysostom (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “…the ill will against the Christian religion...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about the last things (part 2)

“Just as seed, existing formlessly in the beginning, is shaped into a design and increases in bulk, prepared as it is by the indescribable skill of God, so too it is not at all absurd but entirely consistent that the material enclosed in tombs and which was once possessed of...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Jesus Christ (part 5)

“Beloved: If you invoke as Father Him Who judges impartially according to each one’s works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Spiritual Warfare (part 2)

“Let us take these arms, let us fortify oursleves with these spiritual and heavenly safeguards, that in the most evil day we may be able to withstand and resist the threats of the devil. Let us put on the breastplate of righteousness, that our breast may be fortified and safe...

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