Isaac of Nineweh
|A Prayer Diary||
It is evident that all our care must be for the fruit, that is, for guarding the mind.
Nicephorus the Solitary
We can and will know God’s generosity if we give ourselves to others without expectations or requirements.
Br. Eldridge Pendleton, www.ssje.org
What happens to people who pray is that their inward life gradually takes over from their outward life.
One of the primary motives at the heart of the monastic impulse was the urge to discover the secret of Christ’s limitless compassion.
Martin L. Smith
I believe in the absolute oneness of God and therefore also of humanity. What though we have many Bodies? We have but one soul.
…for Jesus peace seems to have meant not the absence of struggle, but the presence of love.
All that is necessary is to raise your mind to God, and descend deep into yourself, and this can be done everywhere.
Igumen Chariton of Valamo
Above all, the inward journey requires the greatest sincerity of which we are capable.