hope

A Quote by Micheal Teal on earth, joy, love, light, soul, hope, wisdom, beauty, life, and happiness

 We are caretakers of the earth and as such we must use our minds in the highest way by embracing the beauty of all living things. Hear the winds whispering words of wisdom that inspire and instill hope for a brighter tomorrow. The sunshine in our souls radiates in a way that allows each of us to light a path of heavenly wholeness. Plant seeds of love and the earth will reap a harvest of happiness and joy.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet, Philosopher and Shaman

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A Quote by Micheal Teal on bliss, visions, beauty, love, hope, inspiration, humanity, and imagination

In my heart there are visions of hope and beauty that celebrate the human imagination. Imagine Peace and you inspire the purpose within, Imagine Love and the seeds of possibilities will enable you to live your true nature and evoke your own greatness. Let us all be inspired to Imagine a world of unbridled joy and shared humanity for doing so will lead us to a rose garden of spirituality where happiness is a way of life.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet, Philosopher and Shaman

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A Quote by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on god, spirituality, christianity, hope, peace, truth, love, freedom, and victory

'We were created for eternal life by our Creator, we are called to it by the word of God, and we are renewed by holy Baptism. And Christ the Son of God came into the world for this, that He should call us and take us there, and He is the one thing needful. For this reason your very first endeavor and care should be to receive it. Without it everything is as nothing, though you have the whole world under you.'
-- St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

Tikhon of Zadonsk

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A Quote by Ankit Shukla on dawn, dusk, end, begining, hope, sorrow, destiny, and morning

Its five in the morning, I can see the first rays of sun trying to penetrate through this grey sky, trying to change its color to dark blue, and declare the dawn, but its strange, dawn and dusk both have the same color, both have same murky feel about them, but how different is their nature, one exemplifies the end, while the other symbolizes a new begining.. but is that end the end of hopes or end of sorrows.. or is that begining the begining of a new life or new difficulties which lie ahead... we cant ever figure it out... its all written and thats what destiny is....
Every begining can be a new end and every end can be a new begining...

Ankit Shukla

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A Quote by St. Nicolai Vilimirovich on god, christianity, atheism, skepticism, promise, evil, hope, truth, and freedom

Does the mirror change and bend when the scoffer stands before it laughing and scoffing at it? No, the mirror does not change and bend but remains the same as it was. Brethren, neither does God change or bend when scoffers laugh and scoff at Him. The unchanging and All-pure God knows that the scoffer scoffs at himself. By his scoffing at the holy things of God, the scoffer bends himself and makes himself hideous and the holy things of God remain intact.

O, how already in our times, in our days, many scoffers are already here! Many, too many but their multitudes are weaker than the One and Only One. What is a lot of dust before a strong wind? You have only to wait, to wait armed with patience until a strong wind blows.

Many and too many scoffers are already here, who scoff at God's word. They offer their own words in place of God's word; they offer the unholy in place of the holy, the putrid in place of the healthy, death dealing in place of life creating. The word of God is like a strong wind and their words are as dust.

The scoffers are already here, many and too many that scoff at God's works and still many more will arrive. They praise their works above God's works and say that the works of their hands are better and more comprehensible that the works of God. Their works are thievery; for all the good that they built, they built from God's materials and according to the likeness of God's buildings; and all the evil that they have built, they built from the devil's materials, and according to the likeness of the devil's buildings. Therefore, of what will the dust boast? With what will the scoffers praise today or tomorrow, when wild asses trample over their graves with their hooves?

All-pure Lord, Holy and Powerful are Your words, as a strong wind and holy are Your works, and there is no number or measure of them. All-pure Lord, save our tongues from scoffing and save our lives from the scoffers.

To You be glory and thanks always. Amen.

Nicolai Vilimirovich

Source: The Proluge of Ohrid

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, freedom, wisdom, patience, hope, rewards, love, and peace

God's boundless wisdom has given each person a cross according to his/her character and strength.  If we carry our cross without grumbling, repent of our sins, and do not justify ourselves, then like the good thief we shall enter God's Kingdom.  But if we grumble, if we blaspheme God or our neighbor, we shall perish like the wicked thief---in great torment, with out hope of salvation to lessen our grief.  The choice lies in our own hands.  We must be wise like the repentant thief.  None of us will escape the cross.  Let us ease its weight through faith in God, resistance to sin, repentance, forgiveness of all our close ones, endurance of sorrows without murmuring, and prayer to the Lord.

Abbot Nikon

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

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, spirituality, hope, love, truth, peace, joy, good, and life

If we are to become filled with a joy that the world cannot take away, we must give up everything, even our own selfish lives, so that we can be alive in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Our Lord teaches us that all things come from Him. He is the source of all good. If we follow Him, even in times of sorrow and hardship, He increases us by allowing us to participate in His divinity.

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

Bishop Joseph

Source: Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Elder Cleopa on god, christianity, spirituality, evil, freedom, path, truth, love, hope, and fear

"If you want to go straight before God, you need two walls.  Not of brick or stone or earth, but two spiritual walls.  Have fear of God on the right, because the Prophet Daniel says, 'With fear of God, man is diverted from all evil.'  On the left have fear of death because the Son of Sirach says, 'Son, remember your end and you will not sin.'  These two good deeds --- fear of God and remembrance of death --- deliver a man from all sin."

Elder Cleopa Ilie (+1998)

Elder Cleopa

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

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A Quote by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov on god, christianity, spirituality, prayer, faith, belief, peace, joy, love, and hope

"Prayer is all-powerful on account of the all-powerful God Who acts in it.  It is the sword of the Spirit ,which is the Word of God.  Prayer by its nature is communion and union of man with God; by its action it is the reconciliation of man with God, the mother and daughter of tears, a bridge for crossing temptations, a wall of protection from afflictions, a crushing of conflicts, boundless activity, the spring of virtues, the source of spiritual gifts, invisible progress, food of the soul, the enlightening of the mind, an axe for despair, a demonstration of hope, release from sorrow, the wealth of monks."

Saint Ignatius (Brianchaninov)

Ignatius Brianchaninov

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

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A Quote by St. Innocent of Alaska on god, christianity, truth, hope, love, peace, spirituality, animals, eternity, and freedom

"People were not created merely to live here on earth like animals that disappear after their death, but to live with God and in God, and to live not for a hundred or a thousand years, but to live eternally." 
-- Bishop INNOCENT, Bishop of Kamchatka, the Kurilian and Aleutian Islands

Saint Innocent

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