Monday, October 24, 2016

Thought: from My Life in Christ

General Sharing for Thought: from My Life in Christ, by St. John of Kronstadt

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Dan Everiss

Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 7:36 PM

 Category: Taking the higher ground, the straight and narrow gate, the Royal Path.

Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:18:04 -0400
Subject: My Life in Christ, St. John of Kronstadt

"Every person that does any evil, that gratifies any passion, is sufficiently punished by the evil he has committed, by the passion he serves, but chiefly by the fact that he withdraws himself from God, and God withdraws Himself from him: it would therefore be insane and most inhuman to nourish anger against such a man; it would be the same as to drown a sinking man, or to push into the fire a person who is already being devoured by the flame. To such a man, as to one in danger of perishing, we must show double love, and pray fervently to God for him; not judging him, not rejoicing at his misfortune."

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