St. John of Kronstadt: EnvySayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers, St. John of Kronstadt / By Orthodox Church Quotes “It is madness for a Christian to be envious. In Christ we have all received infinitely great blessings.” + St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ [paperback] or [hardback] Related posts: St. Nikolai Velimirovich: Bless My Enemies O Lord St. Nikon of Optina: In order to fulfill the commandments of Christ . . . St. John of Kronstadt: There is … a true, real life, and there is a false, imaginary life. . . St. Thalassios the Libyan: If you share secretly the joy of someone you envy . . .