culitvate love

Posted by on December 5, 2013 in nourishing soul, victory garden | Comments Off on culitvate love

“Prayer is to approach everything made by God with love.”

Saint Porphyrios

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“I enjoyed the garden.   I bought a hand held cultivator to prepare the ground as well as possible.  The garden had everything: tomatoes, aubergines, pumpkins, onions, garlic and so on.  My great love was for the trees.  I was filled with joy to look at them.  I planted four hundred trees: walnut trees, plum trees, pear trees, apple trees, peach trees, almond trees, hazelnut trees, medlar trees and pomegranate trees.  I loved the work.  I always said and still say: “Work as if you were immortal, and live as if you were on the point of death.  That is, plant walnut trees, fig trees and olive trees, even if you are ninety years old!”

Saint Porphyrios (1906-1991)

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“Love Christ and put nothing before His Love. He is joy, He is life, He is light.  Christ is Everything.  He is the ultimate desire, He is everything. Everything beautiful is in Christ.”  Saint Porphyrios