Thursday, December 29, 2016

A true hope seeks only the Kingdom of God ( St. Seraphim of Sarov )

If a man has no worries about himself at all for the sake of love toward God and the working of good deeds, knowing that God is taking care of him, this is a true and wise hope. But if a man takes care of his own business and turns to God in prayer only when misfortunes come upon him which are beyond his power, and then he begins to hope in God, such a hope is vain and false.

A true hope seeks only the Kingdom of God... the heart can have no peace until it obtains such a hope. This hope pacifies the heart and produces joy within it. 

St. Seraphim of Sarov

What is truth ? ( St. Nicholas of Serbia )

Truth is not a thought, not a word, not a relationship between things, not a law. 
Truth is a Person.
It is a Being which exceeds all beings and gives life to all. 
If you seek Truth with love and for the sake of love, she will reveal the light of His face to you inasmuch as you are able to bear it without being burned. 

St. Nicholas of Serbia