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From the Holy Fathers…

…So in a Christian society he who wants to be greatest must take on complete care for the Christian comfort of all those in his spheres of existence, and in the area of activity which he has chosen for himself. … Continue reading

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Inheriting Heaven!

When asked about the poor… St. Theophan the Recluse reflected: Let’s take an example: A beggar comes up to you; it is God who brought him. What should you do? You must help him. God has brought the beggar, of … Continue reading

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Almsgiving & mercy!

When you fail to do it out of mercy, but do it from parade instead, such a deed not only does not qualify as alms but is even an insult. For you have put your brother to open shame. Not … Continue reading

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To minister…

To minister is defined as “giving service, care, or aid; attending as to wants or necessities.” St. Theophan the Recluse reflects: Do you want to be first? Be of service to everyone, that is, be the last among them. The Lord ministered and even washed the feet of His Disciples. … Continue reading

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The beginning of the school year (and Stewardship) is around the corner!

The newspaper ads, television commercials and radio station spots all announce the availability of school supplies and the beginning of a new school year. A process that still, as an adult, leaves a queasy or uneasy feeling in my stomach. … Continue reading

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Let us be inclined to show mercy and all other blessings will follow!

Therefore, we also need to show much mercy. Much and little aren’t measured by the quantity of things given, but by the giver’s means. But if you don’t have anything but a compassionate soul, this will prepare a reward for … Continue reading

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The strong ought to bear the failings of the weak!

In our work environment, a strong team member is defined as a person knowledgeable in specific areas, one who  adds value to the company, those who solve a problem, identify solutions and add revenue to the bottom line. Then, there … Continue reading

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