repentance

Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen! Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Pascha. Endless Suffering »

May 9th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

Earthly existence is for man an endless suffering. Why do we bear all this? Because the Creator has come and has dwelt among us. And we now know Him personally. We are created ‘in the image and likeness of God’. When we measure the reality of our everyday life against this divine revelation, we fall into despair. Why is it so difficult to act as a Christian in the here […]

Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen! Friday of the Second Week of Pascha: He was Crucified for Every Being. »

April 20th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

We must have the same consciousness as Christ, who bears in Himself the whole world; this is what makes for the universality of the human person. The word of Christ does not stop; it is without limits. If, as we confess in the Creed, Christ is very God, the Savior of the universe, the Creator of the world, ‘by whom all things were made’, how can we bring our understanding […]

Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen! Thursday of the Second Week of Pascha: Jesus Rose with His Wounds »

April 19th, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

Jesus rose with His wounds; and we, too, rise with our wounds. In repentance, we are able to realize a resurrection of the heart before the final resurrection of the dead. The key to this mystery is given to us at the moment of our baptism, which offers the possibility of repentance and the foretaste of resurrection. Through baptism, we find that our resurrection through repentance is not a denial […]

Friday of the Fifth Week of Great Lent: Poison in your Heart: The Memory of Insults. Reconciliation with our Neighbours. »

March 23rd, 2018    Posted in Daily Meditations

Poison in your Heart: The Memory of Insults The memory of insults is the residue of anger. It keeps sins alive, hates justice, ruins virtue, poisons the heart, rots the mind, defeats concentration, paralyses prayer, puts love at a distance, and is a nail driven into the soul. If anyone has appeased his anger, he has already suppressed the memory of insults, while as long as the mother is alive […]

Patience (Part V): Patience Provides Space for Daily Repentance and Transformation »

September 22nd, 2017    Posted in Daily Meditations

Abba Antony said: Having therefore made a beginning, and set out already on the way to virtue, let us press forward to what lies ahead. And let none turn back as Lot’s wife did, especially since the Lord said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and turns back is fit for the Kingdom of heaven.” Now “turning back” is nothing except feeling regret and once more thinking […]