Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead

Reflect upon the time when this excerpt was written and the impact this statement makes today!

All that is done in accord with the commandments: to love one another, to bear one st_dorotheos_gazaanother’s burdens, to give alms and the like… is well pleasing to God not when a man acts mercifully on account of some human consideration, but because the act is good in itself… The thing is perfect when a man  gives alms without meanness or reluctance, without despising the recipient… giving as freely as if he were receiving . doing a kindness as graciously as is a kindness were shown to him.

St. Dorotheos if Gaza

Advertisements

About mychristmycare

Guiding the Stewardship Committee, as part of the National Standing Committees of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s