Author: The Late Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III

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, …

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. …

Sacrifice

The love which does not sacrifice is a barren love, without fruit.  Love is a productive mother that gives birth to numerous virtues such as compassion and affection, a word of encouragement and a word of consolation, attention and care, forgiveness and seeking the salvation of the soul. This is the spiritual love…  Perhaps the …

The Basic Virtues

Some virtues are partial and one struggles hard to attain them, but there are basic virtues which include various merits within them; that is the topic of our talk… Ahead of all these virtues is: Love. The Lord Jesus Christ said that all the Law and prophets are concerned with this virtue. St. Paul explained …

Love Your Enemies

 “Love your neighbor” is a phrase written in the Law: “Love your neighbor as yourself,” (Leviticus 19:18). However, the phrase “hate your enemy” is not written in the Law. It is a mistaken human understanding. Our Lord Jesus Christ taught its opposite for two reasons. First, God does not command us to hate in His …