"The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God." -St Irenaeus of Lyon

Why serve?

The righteous Christian does not practice good acts for his own benefit, i.e. in order to be rewarded or to avoid hell and gain paradise, but rather because he prefers good to evil. Everything else is a natural consequence of the good that fills our soul without having asked for it. This way, good has dignity; otherwise, it originates from the cheap attitude of give and take.

-Elder Paisios the Athonite

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2 responses

  1. bethany

    happy b-day. God grant you many more of ’em.

    17 June 2010 at 1:14 am

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