Category Archives: Confession

Which Wolf Will You Feed?

One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, … Continue reading

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TO LIVE THE TIME OF OUR LIVES IN PEACE, AND REPOSE IN REPENTANCE

Metropolitan Athanasios The Orthodox Church ascribes enormous significance to time as the instrument of our salvation. Therefore the Church continually prays: “To live the time of our lives in peace, and repose in repentance, let us ask of the Lord.” … Continue reading

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Why We Should Blame Ourselves

Saint Dorotheos gives us a most difficult teaching. He says, “The root cause of every disturbance, if we examine it carefully, is from not blaming ourselves…. Whatever happens to us, whether it be damage, or dishonor or any other affliction, … Continue reading

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Counting ourselves as nothing

Bear in mind the Lord’s words; when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, we are unprofitable servants, we have done that which was our duty to do. (Luke 17:10)  This leads us to the … Continue reading

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Healing neuroses — suggestions and warnings

In this chapter, we will try to go into more depth about the ways to heal nervousness, discuss the spiritual approach to this problem, speak of psychotherapy, familiarize the reader with several methods of psychological self-help, offer recommendations of a … Continue reading

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Godliness for healing

The healing of ‘spirit’ may be exemplified by St. Gregory of Nyssa, who said that curing the spirit is acquired by Godliness by those who gaze upon the Cross of Jesus, as the Israelites gazed on the staff of Moses: … Continue reading

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Coming to himself

The prodigal son coming to himself remembers his father.  He does not remember the Father till he comes to himself.  He began to rediscover his Father’s image (The Paternal image) within himself.  This image of the Father is what essentially … Continue reading

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