Like the Holy One who called you,
be holy yourself in ALL your behavior.

(I Peter 1:15)


The creed you really believe is spoken not by your lips, but by your life.

Many of us feel remorse for our sins, yet we welcome what caused them.
(
Mark the Monk)

Whoever wishes to attain to doctrinal knowledge
Must first pursue practical knowledge – that is,
The practice of purging sins and living in obedience to God
With all his strength and power.
For practical knowledge can be possessed without the doctrinal knowledge,
But theology can never be seized without practical knowledge.
(
John Cassian
)

The person who properly repents
Does not try to compensate for his past sins
By toiling now in the pursuit of godliness,
But rather through such toil seeks to not sin again.


And shall I pray Thee
Change Thy will, my Father,
Until it be according unto mine?
But, no, Lord, no, that never shall be, rather
I pray Thee blend my human will with Thine.
I pray Thee hush the hurrying, eager longing,
I pray Thee soothe the pangs of keen desire -
See in my quiet places, wishes thronging -
Forbid them, Lord, purge, though it be with fire.
And work in me to will and do Thy pleasure.
Let all within me, peaceful, reconciled be
Until at last, at last, I am content with Thee.
(Amy Carmichael)


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