die daily?

Posted by on April 22, 2015 in soul food | Comments Off on die daily?

those who hear will live

Abba Moses asked Abba Sylvanus, “Can a man lay a new foundation every day?”    The Abba said, “If he works hard, he can lay a new foundation at every moment.”

Our daily life is preparation for death.

Be firm in your faith – established and centered in Christ.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind;

and, love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)

Embrace the counter-intuitive.

Make room for blessings in disguise and in so doing, even loss can be received as a gift from God so that He can give you more life.

“The Lord died and resurrected to prove and demonstrate our own resurrection from the dead.  With His resurrection an inextinguishable flame of faith was kindled forever in the hearts of men, that they too would be resurrected.”

Bishop Nikolai Velmirovic

A Treasure of Orthodox Spirituality