Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquility.
"All of us sin constantly. We slip and fall. In reality we fall into traps set by the demons. The Holy Fathers and the saints always tell us, "It is important to get up immediately after a fall and to keep on walking toward God."
-Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
Do not say to me that I fasted for so many days, that I did not eat this or that, that I did not drink wine, that I endured want; but show me if thou from an angry man hast become gentle, if thou from a cruel man hast become benevolent. If thou art filled with anger, why oppress thy flesh? If hatred and avarice are within thee, of what benefit is it that thou drinkest water? Do not show forth a useless fast: for fasting alone does not ascend to heaven.
O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, faintheartedness, lust of power and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own errors and not to judge my brother, for Thou art blessed from all ages to all ages. Amen.
This guy really gets it. So impressive.
One of the best moments. The music at this part… if you don’t know it, then you’re not a Star Wars fan.
With the crazy cold snaps that have come across the country over the past month, a friend of mine wanted a playlist that would commiserate with him while bearing this awful weather. This was an interesting playlist to put together due to the fact that it couldn’t really be happy, but I also didn’t want it to be incredibly depressing the entire way through. On top of that, I wanted to make sure there were some songs that mentioned “cold” or “winter” or something along those lines so there was a theme to it. Either way the playlist finally came together and I have enjoyed listening to it over the past couple of days.
Tune in or Tune out. Enjoy
uhura-ismylastname you will like this - buddy from highschool, awesome musical taste