“Salvation is so easy if we are honest…”

 

If we do not make any mistakes before God, He blesses us and we are joyful, because our soul is not sad, burdened.

Everybody lies. I am telling you what is best, but how can I know for sure what is the result?

No matter how long you wish to live you will only live as long as God has decided. Not a minute more. Salvation does not come from the number of years spent in monastery but the right judgement and belief in the truth. Salvation is so easy if we are honest, but woe if we lie!

If we do not make any mistakes before God, He blesses us and we are joyful, because our soul is not sad, burdened.

Do not ever say: “It’s my right to do this…” because thus you will end up appreciating more your own reasoning rather than listening to other people’s advice.

(Translation from Abbot Dionisyos – Duhovnicul de la Sfântul Munte Athos, Editura  Prodromos, 2009, pp. 284-285)

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