Even the dearest one
And the wise Abba Agathon said: When I perceive that a person, even the dearest one, becomes an occasion for me to acquire some defect, I immediately cut all ties with him.
Feeling the Energy of God’s Grace
Every orthodox baptized individual has received all God’s Grace in secret, but he feels its Energy according to his work of the Lord’s commandments.
Abba Mark the Egyptian
Christ and all people
Today people ask to be loved and that is why they fail. The right thing to do is not to care if you are loved, but if you love Christ and the people. Only in this way is the soul filled.”
Saint Porphyrios the Kafsokalyvite