A brother asked an old man “What is humility?”
And the old man said “To do good to those who hurt you.”
The brother said “If you can not go that far, what should you do?”
The old man replied “Get away from them and keep your mouth shut.”
When bad thoughts are planted in you, then cry to God: “Lord, my Maker and Creator. You see that my soul is in agony from bad thoughts. Have mercy on me.” Teach yourself to root out thoughts immediately. But when you forget and don’t root them out immediately, then offer repentance. Work on this, so that you get a habit.
- St. Silouan
Whoever has known the love of God loves the whole world and never murmurs against his fate, for the burden of sorrow for the sake of God gains eternal joy.
- St. Silouan the Athonite
Beauitiful words from St.Antony The Great <3
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