Tag Archives: Humility

self righteous indignation

Why are you concerned about your opinions? I do not like this…, “Why is it like this?  Why did he tell it like this?  I would have told it better.  Why did he do that? Etc..  These are the biggest … Continue reading

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Broken and Humbled

Up to a certain point, our salvation depends on us.  It is up to us to say “yes” to Christ, so that He will have the right to enter into our lives and bring about our resurrection.  But because man … Continue reading

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please Man or please God

Love for God, Who verily sends His blessing upon us, liberates the soul from extraneous pressure. The one imperative is to preserve this loving tie with God. We shall not care what people think of us, or how they treat … Continue reading

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EXHORTATIONS TO PRAYER, HUMILITY

And pray without ceasing in behalf of other men. For there is in them hope of repentance that they may attain to God, that they be instructed by your works, if in no other way.  Be ye meek in response … Continue reading

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Flight from reality

If truth is solely simply the product of the human brain, then subjectivity is the only reality.  Each person’s life is isolated.  We have even abandoned the slightest chance of what traditionally is known as friendship and communion.  The only … 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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Why is my life miserable? Why do I live a mediocre life?

It is fitting that I ask this fundamental question, for I will discover the true meaning of life in its answer. The simple answer is I don’t have wisdom.  In 2 Chronicles 1:7 God appeared to Solomon, and said to … Continue reading

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