More honorable than the cherubim
Oct17

More honorable than the cherubim

Is the Theotokos seriously “more honorable than the cherubim and more glorious than the seraphim”?

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Saint Ephrem: “No advantage do you offer”
Oct16

Saint Ephrem: “No advantage do you offer”

Saint Ephrem the Syrian (4th century) wrote: No advantages do you offer those who love you, O world, you dwelling-place of sorrows. All who draw near to you do you seduce with your treasures and with all your delights, but in the day of death both the fair countenance of the beautiful and the might of the strong will be cast down into the grave. Woe to him who loves you and is loved by you, for his joy will be transformed into cries....

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On Anger
Oct10

On Anger

In paradise, anger was blessed. The Lord God sowed it in man to give him an instrument for violently repulsing from himself every trick of the devil that aims to separate him from the true God…

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Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self
Oct10

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

If the child can resist eating the marshmllow for 15 minutes, he’ll get two. Some do. Others cave almost immediately…

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Have you ever observed the life of the heart?
Sep27

Have you ever observed the life of the heart?

Try to do so, even for a short time and see what you’ll discover…

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Do the impossible
Aug06

Do the impossible

Have you ever noticed? Christ goes around the New Testament making impossible commands…

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