Theophan the Recluse

Theophan the Recluse

a well-known saint in the Russian Orthodox Church
As it is not possible to walk without feet or fly without wings, so it is impossible to attain the Kingdom of Heaven without the fulfillment of the commandments.More Theophan the Recluse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But your job is to work upon yourself: for this you are chosen; the rest is in the hands of God. He who humbles himself shall be exalted.More Theophan the Recluse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
"Love covers a multitude of sins," (I Pet. 4:8). That is, for love towards one's neighbor, God forgives the sins of the one who loves.More Theophan the Recluse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The goal of human freedom is not in freedom itself, nor it is in man, but in God. By giving man freedom, God has yielded to man a piece of His Divine authority, but with the intention that man himself would voluntarily bring it as a sacrifice to God, a most perfect offering.More Theophan the Recluse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Examine yourself to see whether you have within you a strong sense of your own self importance, or negatively, whether you have failed to realize that you are nothing. This feeling of self-importance is deeply hidden, but it controls the whole of our life. Its first demand is that everything should be as we wish it, and as soon as this is not so we complain to God and are annoyed with people.More Theophan the Recluse quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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