Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Difference between a woman and a man ( St. Barsanuphius of Optina )

 A woman cannot live without faith. Either she lives for a period of time without faith and then returns to faith in God, or she quickly begins to go to pieces.

It is another matter for a man, it is possible for him to live without faith. He hardens completely, and becomes a pillar of salt, and so he lives, stiff and cold. But a woman cannot live like this.

St. Barsanuphius of Optina

Advice for Mothers ( Saint Porphyrios )

Mothers know how to express anxiety, offer advice and talk incessantly, but they haven't learned to pray. Most advice and criticism does a great harm to them. You don't need to say a lot to children.

Words hammer at the ears, but prayer goes to the heart. Prayer is required, with faith and without anxiety, along with a good example.

Saint Porphyrios