Thursday, November 10, 2016

from: My Life in Christ

and from: My Life in Christ, St. John of Kronstadt

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Dan Everiss

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 11:08 AM

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"Where would there be opportunities for struggling for great deeds if we were not occasioned injury by our neighbours, if they did not offend us? Where would there be opportunities for patiently bearing offences, for meekness and humility? You see, then, that we must be tried by many and various evils in order to prove our virtue and be eventually crowned."

(My Life in Christ, St. John of Kronstadt, page 151)

"Deny yourself sensual delights in the hope that, instead of them, you will obtain higher spiritual, heavenly delights. Do good to all in the hope that, in accordance with God’s justice, “with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” [Matthew 7:2]; that the good you have done to your neighbour shall be sooner or later returned into your bosom, just as the evil you have done him shall sooner or later be returned into your bosom. Remember that we are one body. “We being many are one bread, one body, for we are all partakers of that one bread.” [1 Corinthians 10:17]. Remember that God is just to the highest degree, to an iota."

(My Life in Christ, St. John of Kronstadt, page 150)

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