We must take the Christian life seriously   Today, my brothers and sisters, as we enter into the…
  TEACHING Truly wise is not the one who teaches with words, but the one who teaches with his example.…
(Matt.15, 21-28) Humility holds the door of God’s mercy open       In today’s gospel reading, we find a…
You are asked to follow without hypocrisy. He would deceive his bishop who can see, would also disrespect the Lord…
    It was as though Zaccheus and Christhad a secret communion. As though a secret code was working between them. Immediately Zaccheus,…
  (Luke 7, 5-15 ) Human beings chose the life of sin, of pain, of suffering, but …    …
   “At that time…”  Thus begins the Gospel, my beloved brethren.  By means of these words we are called to…
People who were not just anybody but of great excellence in every respect, such as Holy Augustine of Hippo or…
    That which from a human perspective cannot happen,  God will make it happen     The rich young…
The following teachings of St. Hilarion of Optina were taken from Living Without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Counsels of the Holy Elders…