This book is a collection of more than 300 quotes from the lives of fifty Orthodox saints. These saints come from all over the world, including Palestine, Egypt, Greece, Serbia, Russia, and Montenegro. It also includes some Western Church saints from France and Italy. These spiritual sayings are sure to inspire you and bring you closer to God.
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God’s purpose for the fullness of time
As the Son of God, Jesus Christ brought redemption to humanity and created a new world. He unified all creation and made it perfect for God through his sacrifice. As a result, we become stewards of creation, which is our God-given task. This means that we should work to make the world perfect for God. We can do this by enacting the principles of deification, or opening it up to God.
God’s love for all people
Orthodox saints have much to say about the nature of love. They say love is not a selfish desire, but a burning desire to help people. They say that love does not discriminate, and it does not look at people by appearance, but rather it focuses on the soul and the way they relate to the world around them.
Christians emphasize the importance of direct sharing, and the power of immediate encounter. They believe in the “Golden Rule”, which only applies to every man. Love is more precious than a perfect gem, and Orthodox Christians can live out their faith by living the example of love.
The Christian saint St. Silouan the Athonite used the same words when describing God’s love for all people. His life was very different than that of the Beatles, but he used similar words.
God’s love for those who seek Him
One of the most beautiful things about God is His love for people. We can see it in many ways, including His sacrifice on the cross. He created the universe and has a deep desire to be a part of our lives. His love is unconditional and infinite. As such, He commands us to love one another.
We can demonstrate our love by doing things like taking out the trash, reciting romantic verses, and saying, “I love you.” For Christians, however, love has a whole new meaning. The love of God is so powerful that we are never alone, no matter what we do. His love for us is more powerful than our worst sins, and it is more enduring than our worst trials.
The Bible describes love as “a feeling of tenderness and benevolence toward another,” which is the opposite of selfishness. Love is patient, kind, never boastful, and never keeps track of wrongdoing. It is never bitter, and it never fails to be hopeful, even in the most difficult circumstances.
God’s love for those who live according to his teachings
The Bible is full of references to God’s love for his elect. This elect may be the nation of Israel or the church, or it could be an individual. But the Bible also often speaks of God’s love for his own people in a conditional or provisional way, requiring obedience and fear of God.
This love is expressed in God’s promise to those who believe in Christ. He promised to give them eternal life. In return, those who believe in him are accepted into the family of God. These people are called saints. They are accepted into the family of God because they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Whether or not this love is reciprocal depends on how we interpret the Scriptures. It is important to read the love of God in a wider context. This way, we can avoid errors and make the best possible interpretation of God’s love.