Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Needs of the Soul

"The needs of the soul are different. The joys of the soul are different from the joys of the body. The body is easily managed, not the soul. If you have money and enter a big store, the body is all set. But what can you find in a, what do you call those big stores, yes, a supermarket, for your soul? The soul needs other things. The soul has need of peace, quiet, communion with God. To sustain the body, you need silver and daily bread. To sustain the soul, divine talents and heavenly Bread are needed. "

"Do not envy people that have money, comforts, fame and power, but rather those who live with virtue, reason and piety."
                                                                       Elder Paisios


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

We Must Again Be Christians

"We must again be Christians.  It is futile, in fact it is precisely absurd, to speak of reforming society, of changing the path of history, of emerging into an age beyond absurdity, if we have not Christ in our hearts; and if we do have Christ in our hearts, nothing else matters."

- Fr. Seraphim Rose, Nihilism, pg. 121