Parents scold their children for every trifling incident. It’s as if they don’t know how to talk to them calmly and tenderly. When a parent must set limits for a child, the child must feel that there is love behind austerity. It is a big mistake to punish children when they do something wrong because this would solve nothing.
Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
You must love the prayer for it is the conversation with the Lord. It is all about love, love with Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom.
Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia
We turn many ideas over our head while we focus on the small and insignificant issues. All these things are temporary, corruptible, dead. The devil who has the power of death traps us can cause a fatal injury. That is why we must be careful not to cling to the earth in any way to avoid this injury.
Saint Ioannis of Kronstadt
Our joy is Christ. With His passions, He wrote to us in the book of life, and in the kingdom of heaven, we will eternally be with God and see His glory and enjoy with Him. Our joy is the Holy Spirit It’s so sweet and pleasant! This attests to the salvation to the soul.
Saint Silouan the Athonite
We cannot know God without God. And whoever gets to know God better, one is more humiliated. One fears and loves God. Whoever fears God has a treasure full of blessings. The fear of God protects one from sin.
St. Andronik of Glinsk Hermitage