~ Words of the Church Fathers ~
No good thing can be brought to completion by our own efforts, but by the power and will of God. However, God demands effort on our part to conform to His will.
+ Saints Barsanuphius and John
Someone asked “Where is God?” – “Where you have left Him.”
If we turn to Him and follow Him He is with us and in us.
+ Bishop Paulos, Satista
If a man listens to God, then God listens to him.
+ Abba Moses
“But I say to you,” the Lord says, “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute you.” Why did he command these things? So that he might free you from hatred, sadness, anger and grudges, and might grant you the greatest possession of all, perfect love, which is impossible to possess except by the one who loves all equally in imitation of God.
+ St Maximus the Confessor