When You Start Living For Spiritual Things You Never Get Tired

 

Care about the right things and turn towards the world’s misery through your prayer when you have nothing else to give.

Care about the right things and turn towards the world’s misery through your prayer when you have nothing else to give.

When you start living for spiritual things you never get tired of it. Similarly, when you start living for beautiful things you never get tired of it. Now you know what you need to do? You should never care about beautiful buildings, but about the right things and turn towards the world’s misery through your prayer when you have nothing else to give. And bestow alms when you have the chance. Pray and care about the most important things.

(Translation from Cuviosul Paisie Aghioritul, Cuvinte duhovnicești, vol. 1: Cu durere și dragoste pentru omul contemporan, traducere de Ieroschimonah Ștefan Nuțescu, Editura Evanghelismos, București, 2003, pp. 175-176)