Let Us Take Care for One Another

 

A rightful person will never fight for his own benefit but for the life of his neighbour.

We shall take care for one another because we are brothers, especially for those with the same religion. We have the example of Saint Ioannikios the Great. He was a soldier for 20 years. He has made many miracles and he was never defeated in his battles. He never thought about his life, risking it for the sake of his neighbours. God took care of him and as a monk he was a great wonderworker. There were many soldiers as he was. The King David said “Happy is the man that does not live in sins!” A rightful person will never fight for his own benefit but for the life of his neighbour.

(Translation from Abbot Thadeus of the Monastery VitovnitaCum îţi sunt gândurile aşa îţi este şi viaţa, Editura Predania, București, 2010, p. 15)