A Quote by St. Nicolai Vilimirovich on god, gratitude, sacrifice, spirituality, poetry, thanksgiving, debts, service, giving, and love

Render sacrifice to God; a sacrifice of gratitude,
O you wealthy ones; according to God's mercy!
Who is wealthy and with what; with that let him barter,
Everyone with his gift; let him, the Kingdom acquire.
Whoever is wealthy with money; let him money, offer,
Whoever is rich with wheat; wheat let him distribute,
To whom wisdom is given; others, let him teach,
To him whose hands are strong; let him perform service.
Whoever knows a trade; let him honorably uphold it,
Let him conscientiously consider himself as a debtor of God.
Let him, who knows how to sing; praise God,
Only he is small, who does not know God.
Whoever received what; with that let him serve,
With mercy toward men; let him repay God,
Not all are the same, nor do all possess the same,
But a pure heart, everyone could give to God.
O pureness of heart, a sacrifice most miraculous,
For salvation, you are the crucial virtue,
And on your sacrificial altar, your incense ascends,
Arrives before the Lord, faster than anything.

Nicolai Vilimirovich

Source: Proluge of Ohrid, SACRIFICE OF GRATITUDE

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, divine, love, courage, sacrifice, virtues, humility, truth, and reality

It is time that you realized that the enemy will not leave alone anyone who desires to be saved.  Consquently, the battle against him will not cease until death.  Futhermore, the evil one can not be conquered through one's own strength.  It was to destroy the works of the devil that Christ came to earth.  Together with those who always call upon Him for help, Christ battles against the devil and against sin.  Man should likewise rise up with all his strength against sin and the devil, using as weapons the means indicated by the Lord, the Apostles and the Holy fathers.  For an Orthodox Christian these weapons are prayer, fasting, soberity and humility.  Without humility, nothing will be of any use, for those who are proud and sure of themselves will not recieve the Lord's help, but inevitably fall into various snares of the devil.

Abbot Nikon

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

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Kassiana on god, christianity, divine, love, courage, sacrifice, virtues, humility, truth, and reality

Listen, daughter, to those words of unspoken bravery, which are characteristic only of love.  Out of love, the Son of God humiliated Himself, served, taught, healed, fed, strengthened, straightened, gladdened, suffered, was in distress, forgave, and died.  "The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life as ransom for many." (Matt. 20:28)  When serving, He served with rejoicing; when sacrificing Himself, He sacrificed voluntarily, not worrying about Himself, but looking constantly with an everlasting, ardent love towards the heavens, at those two other Persons of the Holy Trinity.  That is the simple existence of love in the Son.  That is also the natural way of men who have love.  Because of this St. Nilus of Sinai says, "With pain you have aquired divine love, that all become easy to do and maintain.  But where there is no love, there is no repose."  And all becomes difficult and impossible.


Source: Kassiana-Lessons in Divine and Christian Love.

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on courage, earth, heart, love, and sacrifice

Remember that when you leave this earth you can taken nothing of what you have received, but only what you have a given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Frank Salvato on reality, political correctness, generation, horror, war, sacrifice, humanity, and compromise

In this post-reality world of the politically incorrect, we witness a generation that has absolutely no idea of the true horrors of war; the sacrifice needed to win and the reality of the fact that in war, people die and humanity is sometimes compromised in the quest to preserve humanity.

Frank Salvato

Contributed by: Frank

A Quote by Dag Hammarskjold on sacrifice, life, sincere, disciplined, incorruptible, and man

Smiling, sincere, incorruptible -
His body disciplined and limber.
A man who had become what he could,
And was what he was--
Ready at any moment to gather everything
Into one simple sacrifice.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Source: Markings, The enduring Spiritual Classic, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjoberg & W. H. Auden, pg. 2

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Holy Spirit on love, friendship, life, sacrifice, and jesus

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Holy Spirit

Source: The Holy Bible: New International Version, Pages: John 15:13

Contributed by: Arry

A Quote by Deepak Chopra on higher, plane, possibility, force, effort, sacrifice, ideas, changing, and normal

The possibility of stepping into a higher plane
is quite real for everyone. It requires no force
or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than
changing our ideas about what is normal.

Deepak Chopra

Source: - Deepak Chopra: Doctor and mind/body/spirit author

Contributed by: Nefi

A Quote by The Apostle Paul on jesus, love, servanthood, and sacrifice

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grapsed, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearnace as a man, he humbled himself and becamse obedient to death--even death on a cross!


Source: The Holy Bible-New International Version

Contributed by: Curls

A Quote by Socrates on sacrifice, unnecessary, and life

How many things I can do without.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

Contributed by: Lion

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