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« Reply #4640 on: December 05, 2023, 01:09:11 PM »

'It is true that wicked men do many things contrary to God's will; but so great is His wisdom and power, that all things which seem adverse to His purpose do still tend towards those just and good ends and issues which He Himself has foreknown. And consequently, when God is said to change His will, as when, e.g., He becomes angry with those to whom He was gentle, it is rather they than He who are changed, and they find Him changed in so far as their experience of suffering at His hand is new, as the sun is changed to injured eyes, and becomes as it were fierce from being mild, and hurtful from being delightful, though in itself it remains the same as it was.'

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« Reply #4641 on: December 07, 2023, 02:52:21 AM »

'In general, distress arises from the privation of pleasure, whether it be of a worldly kind or relate to God.'

St. Thalassios the Libyan
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« Reply #4642 on: December 07, 2023, 07:08:07 PM »

'He who is unable to spend a long time together in prayer, should often lift up his mind to God by short prayers.'

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« Reply #4643 on: December 08, 2023, 03:38:22 PM »

'A virtuous life consists in mortifying vices, sins, bad thoughts, and evil affections, and in exercising ourselves in the acquisition of holy virtues.'

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« Reply #4644 on: December 10, 2023, 02:52:43 AM »

'Prayer without fervor has not sufficient strength to rise to heaven.'

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« Reply #4645 on: December 10, 2023, 06:45:46 AM »

'St. Bernard says that poverty was not to be found in heaven, it existed only on earth; but that man, not knowing its value, did not seek after it. Therefore the Son of God came down from heaven to this earth, and chose it for his companion throughout his whole life, that by his example he might also render it precious and desirable to us: "Poverty was not found in heaven, but she was well known on earth, and men knew not her excellence. So the Son of God loved her, and came down from heaven to take her to himself, that we might learn to value her when we see how he regards her."'

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« Reply #4646 on: December 10, 2023, 06:48:44 AM »

'To pray well requires the whole man.'

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« Reply #4647 on: December 12, 2023, 04:58:27 AM »

'For if our Lord and God was arrested for our sins, is it a great matter if we unprofitable servants should also be arrested for his sake? And if he was bound and led away and put in prison, is it so strange should we suffer the same treatment as the Master? Rather it would be exceedingly grievous not to encounter such things. But if we must be scourged, let us bear the scourges; and if we must be beaten, let us bear the beatings; and we have to be spat on, let us bear the spittings; and finally if we must be put to death, let us bear that revered death. And good it is if anyone were to be found worthy to become a partaker in Christ's sufferings. This is blessedness, this is immortality. Do we not hear what the Apostle says? From now on, let no one make trouble for me; for I carry the marks of the Lord Jesus branded on my body [Gal. 6:17]. As though he were saying: Let no one despise me, for I bear the adornments of Christ the universal King in my flesh.'

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« Reply #4648 on: December 13, 2023, 06:04:07 AM »

'If you pray truly, you will receive assurances of many things, and angels will come to you as they came to Daniel, and will enlighten you with understanding of causes, the wherefore of all things.'

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« Reply #4649 on: December 13, 2023, 06:05:37 AM »

'Let us ask Him to strengthen our weakness, to enrich our poverty, to soften the hardness of our hearts so as to make them susceptible to His pure love, which will not be content with a divided heart.'

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« Reply #4650 on: December 14, 2023, 06:19:13 AM »

'Control your stomach, sleep, anger and tongue, and you will not "dash your foot against a stone"(Ps. 91:12).'

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« Reply #4651 on: December 15, 2023, 10:26:29 AM »

'Now although man is created for the possession of happiness, yet, having deviated from his true end, his nature has become deformed and is entirely repugnant to true beatitude. And on this account we are forced to submit to God this depraved nature of ours which fills our understanding with so many occupations, and causes us to deviate from the true path, in order that he may entirely consume it until nothing remains there but himself; otherwise the soul could never attain stability nor repose, for she was created for no other end.'

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« Reply #4652 on: December 16, 2023, 11:37:27 AM »

'I therefore, yet not I, but the love of Jesus Christ, entreat you that you use Christian nourishment only, and abstain from herbage of a different kind; I mean heresy. For those [that are given to this] mix up Jesus Christ with their own poison, speaking things which are unworthy of credit, like those who administer a deadly drug in sweet wine, which he who is ignorant of does greedily take, with a fatal pleasure leading to his own death.'

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« Reply #4653 on: December 17, 2023, 07:10:55 AM »

'Even in this desert we have often seen some people admit that when they were living in the cenobia of Syria they were easily able to go without eating for five days, whereas now they are so hungry at the third that they can hardly keep the daily fast until the ninth hour. When someone asked why, after having lived in a cenobium where he felt no hunger and often disdained to eat for whole weeks, he should now be hungry at the third hour, Macarius replied pointedly: "Because here there is no one to see you fasting and to support and sustain you with his praises. But there the attention of others and the food of vainglory filled you to repletion."'

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« Reply #4654 on: December 18, 2023, 06:25:57 AM »

'Unquestioning acceptance of tradition is helpful for a gentle person, for then he will not try God's patience or often fall into sin.'

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« Reply #4655 on: December 19, 2023, 11:32:20 AM »

'On awaking, enter in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and consecrate to It your body, your soul, your heart and your whole being, so as to live but for Its love and glory alone.'

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