Wisdom and Words from Orthodox Saints, Elders and Monastics

it’s the little things

it’s the little things

If we do not see the beauty of God in this life then we will never see it in the next life. We must see the glory of God in the smallest flower. blessed Gerontissa Makrina

our first gift from God

our first gift from God

Our first gift from God is our hearts.  He gives it to us free.  It is a piece of earth with stones.  You must dig each day and plow each day taking away the stones to make the earth of your heart ready to yield […]

keep your mouth like the Church

keep your mouth like the Church

“Keep your mouth as a Church.  Keep your mouth pure with only prayer in your mouth and on your tongue. Inside a church you find only glorification of God. It should be the same with your mouth, keep your mouth like a pure and clean […]

God wants us to be humble

God wants us to be humble

God wants us to be humble and meek because there is a devil, who never sleeps waiting to swallow us. Stay humble with the sweet name of Jesus, Jesus’ name will soften your heart.  All the day long you will want to say only Jesus’ […]

endure endure endure

endure endure endure

Have much, much, much patience. Have endless patience. Over and over again, have this great patience; have patience, patience, patience. Endure, endure, endure. Endure EVERYTHING. Endure everything with much patience, with a heart full of peace and a closed mouth. Endure with patience and patience […]

the prayer comes and goes

the prayer comes and goes

The Prayer will come and go.  Sometimes God hides Himself behind a mountain.  Continue with the Prayer and God will show Himself. blessed Gerontissa Makrina

heaven in your heart

heaven in your heart

If you are never angry, always forgiving instantly and constantly blaming yourself knowing that you CAN NEVER BE RIGHT you will have heaven on earth and in your heart.  

place yourself behind all others

place yourself behind all others

Our intentions must be put in order, that is, to convince ourselves that for the sake of being saved, we must become the last of all. He who creeps ahead, Christ will pull back, but he who places himself behind all others will be moved […]

a great gift to man

a great gift to man

Prayer is a great gift to man. Whoever cultivates prayer will delight in it and will sense the fragrant blossoms, the sweetness and the honey of Grace. He will be worthy union with God, of becoming one with God, of having theosis in the soul, […]

come Lord Jesus

come Lord Jesus

The Grace of God, that comes with the sweetest name of Jesus, softens the soul. The world could be upside down, and inside a person there is meekness, self control, peace and a spiritual state of great delight. blessed Gerontissa Makrina