In one of his works, Saint John Cassian the Roman laid out a wonderful phrase that we all love very much. Remember the saying: “Tell me who your friend is and I will tell you who you are”?
The Monk John says: “Love, Humility, Patience, Compassion, Meekness, Helpfulness, Searching for Last, All Are Friends of God. Anger, condemnation, impatience, pride, lust, greed, selfishness, gloom - all are friends of the devil. "
And after that he asks: “So tell me, who are your friends? Who did you spend your day with today? With joy? With love? With patience? With kindness? With humility? Or with despondency? Angry? Sorrow? Irritation? Condemnation? Who were you with today? ”
Think about it. We choose what fills our life.
Sciarchimandrite Joachim (Parr)
Take it to yourself, tell your friends!
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