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Wisdom from an anonymous elder:

“My son, make a list of people for whom you would like me to pray, and I will remember them during the Divine Liturgy.”

[Later] “Here is the list, Father.”

Elder, looking over the names: “Is any one of these your enemy?”

“Why, no, Father.”

Elder, with a sigh, handing the list back: “My son, it doesn’t work this way. It’s no good praying only for your friends and not your enemies.”

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Fr Silouan Thompson

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