Author: The Late Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

Do Not Resist Evil

In the Sermon on the mountain, the Lord said, “But I tell you not to resist evil.” (Matt. 5:39). That was said with regard to being subject to aggression, so one should not revenge for himself. In the same regard, St. Paul the Apostle said, “Repay no one evil for evil. do not avenge yourselves. …

I Want…

O Lord, on the New Year’s eve, I do not want to make many promises, as through my previous experience, I know that I shall not fulfil any, or start but not perfect!  I do not want to rely on myself; I know my weakness. I know I have many good intentions, “but to perform …

You Yourself Be Good News

People need one who makes them happy and alleviates their troubles. With the hope that he has, he can let in light to shine amidst their tribulations making them disappear and giving a new hope…  You too, be like that. If you have a joyful word, give it to people. If you have inconvenient word, …

Wheat and Tares

God has sent you to the earth to spread goodness. As for the evil that is on the earth, leave it and do not resist it.  It is a wise policy that the Lord gave us in the parable of the tares in Matthew 13. His servants asked Him, “Do You want us to go …

Practising Ceaseless Prayers

You cannot reach at once what the saints attained in several years. Therefore, you need to follow these gradual steps: Decide, for yourself, on a short prayer that suits you. You may repeat it several times, in depth, expressing your personal feelings. Use this prayer at your leisure to keep yourself busy lest your thoughts …