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"...by always longing for a world that isn't our own, we are never really here. We are never really a part of our own lives. We are never really able to transcend the depths of the past, ascend to greater heights, and make ourselves (and the world around us) better." (Subdeacon Gabe Martini)
"Difficulties, temptations and despair...know my child that when the evil one cannot defeat us internally, then he makes these external attacks with various events, allowed by God, in order to frighten us. Despair does not exist in the Church, no matter what you have done... There is a God. When you are in despair, He will send you something you don't expect. It is enough that you believe in Him and love Him." (St. Porphyrios)
"For belief only within one's soul does not suffice; He desires also the belief confessed with the tongue. He did not say, "Whosoever shall confess Me," but "in me", that is, in My strength. For he who confesses does so aided by the grace which is from above." (St. Theophylact, 12th Century Bishop of Bulgaria) [Faith; Witness]
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CALBUCO. La presidenta de Chile, Michelle Bachelet, decretó hoy el estado de excepción por catástrofe en la provincia. El cráter lanzó una inmensa bocanada de cenizas e iluminó el cielo con una espectacular llamarada fogosa. Los rayos sobre la cima del monte, producto del roce entre la columna de cenizas y el aire, completaron el cuadro infernal. (Reuters)
"Therefore, live in a manner pleasing to God, especially you who are priests of God; be holy, pure, meek, humble, merciful, temperate, laborious, patient, and your prayer shall always penetrate the heavens, and shall be heard and fulfilled. Always pray with your whole heart, and, above all, with a pure heart." (St. John of Kronstadt]
Stone crosses and gravestones are silhouetted against the sky at Invaliden cemetery in Berlin March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
"The world is a house. The Builder and the Master of this house is the Creator, and the Father of the Christian people living in it is God. The Mother in this house is the most holy Mother of the Lord. Always walk in the presence of your Father, in love and obedience to Him; likewise in the presence of our common Mother, the most holy Mother of the Lord, in holy love, reverence, and obedience to Her." (St John of Kronstadt)
“I believe that man "works" for his salvation. Salvation is not imposed upon him in spite of himself as [the]...doctrine of predestination would have it, nor is it obtained solely by the endeavors of human will...God does not take upon Himself the role which belongs to man; likewise, man can attain to nothing by his own efforts alone...indicating by the word "worthy" the exercise of our freedom of will to ask all things from God. (Bishop Alexander (Mileant))