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μὴ παύσῃ τεκταίνων τὸ σὸν ἄγαλμα
(Plotinus, Enneads I, 6, 9).
“Without water it is impossible to wash a dirty garment clean, and without tears it is even more impossible to wash and cleanse the soul from pollution and stains.” (St. Symeon the New Theologian, Discourses IV, §10)
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.
Monthly Archives: October 2016
What does Jesus’ fundamental message of repentance mean for us? Continue reading
Peter tells his audience: You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and abiding word of God (1 Pet 1:23). What is this “seed” by which a person is born again? It seems … Continue reading
Peter describes the process of conversion of his audience like this: Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for sincere mutual love, love one another intensely from a pure heart (1 Pet 1:22). There are a few … Continue reading
Would the Son have incarnated even if humankind had never sinned? Continue reading
Peter exhorts his audience: Now 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, not with … Continue reading
Peter says something interesting: Now 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 (1 Pet 1:17). What is fascinating to me about this verse … Continue reading
Kindness has a power for salvation in God’s providence. The most famous converted sinner (after perhaps the Apostle Paul) understood this from his own experience. Read Augustine on Ambrose of Milan: I began to like him, at first indeed not … Continue reading