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A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, judgement, good, self reliance, delusion, strength, spirituality, advice, man, and truth

For this reason, we should, with all our strength, guide ourselves toward God's will and not trust in our own heart.  Even if there is a good thing to be done, but we have testimony of some saint that it is not good, we must on the one hand hold that which is good, but on the other, not trust in our ability to perform it properly in the way it should be done.  We must do all that we can, but at the same time, ask advice as how to do it.  After we have done it, we should ask if we have done it well, and even when we act thus must not be carefree but await the judgment of God.  As the saintly man, Abba Agathon said, when he was asked, "Are even you afraid, father?"  He replied, "I have done what I could but I do not know if my work pleased God.  God's judgment is one thing, and man's is another."  May God shelter us from danger of guiding ourselves, and make us worthy of our fathers.

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Saint Innocent Apostle to America on god, christianity, love, suffering, mercy, gratitude, virtue, sin, good, thanksgiving, and debt

For whom did Jesus suffer?  For all sinners, from Adam till the end of the world.  He suffered also for those very men who tortured Him, and for His enemies who had delivered Him to that torture, and for those who, having received from Him countless benefits, not only did not thank Him but even hated and persecuted Him.  He also suffered for all of us who offend Him daily by our untruths, wickedness, and terrible indifference to His suffering for us who by our ingratitude and abominable sins, as it were, crucify Him a second time.

Saint Innocent Apostle to America

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, vanity, humility, good, hope, victory, help, self, enlightenment, and holiness

In the battle with vanity, cling to the Gospel and example of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.  Do not rely on yourself, but on the Lord, not only in important matters, but even in seemingly insignificant ones.  Without the Lord, we are unable to do anything truly good for ourselves, and even that which initially seems good will turn out to be harmful if we haven't asked the Lord for help or prayed about it.

Abbot Nikon

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Saint Macarius of Egypt on good, evil, mindfulness, freedom, sin, vice, thoughts, spirituality, hope, and truth

The most important work that a spiritual wrestler can do is to enter
within the heart, there to fight Satan; to hate and repel the thoughts
that he inspires and to wage war upon him.

Saint Macarius of Egypt

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Saint Moses the Ethiopian on god, evil, judgement, peace, good, virtue, christianity, hope, freedom, and truth

Do not rail against anyone, but rather say, "God knows each one."  Do not agree with him who slanders, do not rejoice at his slander and do not hate him who slanders his nieghbor.  This is what it means not to judge.

Saint Moses the Ethiopian

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Saint Peter of Damascus on god, christianity, victory, growth, action, hope, virtues, good, life, and spirituality

He who keeps in mind the way of the saints, by imitating them, not only shakes off the deadly paralysis of sin, but also takes up the life of the virtues.

Saint Peter of Damascus

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on wrong, good, love, protection, and evil

The man who foolishly does me wrong, I will return to him the protection of my most ungrudging love; and the more evil comes from him, the more good shall go from me.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, spirituality, sin, evil, good, victory, freedom, peace, and love

Sin, first and foremost, is the cause of every damage in this world. The evil one is the master of this sin, the master of this damage, but we have the Lord Jesus Christ, the Master of the Kingdom of God to defeat any kind of sin.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH
http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Bishop Joseph

Source: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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