“The woman’s humility secured her forgiveness of sins” ~ St. Augustine
#forgiveness #humility #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“This is the water that David thirsted for, just as the deer ‘pants for the water brooks’ (Ps 42:1) rather than thirsting for the poison of snakes. This is because the water granted by the grace of the Holy Spirit is living water. It purifies the inner parts of the mind and washes away every sin of the soul while removing the resistance of hidden sins.”
#Samaritanwoman #LivingWater #Godsgift #HolySpirit #neverthirst #truesatisfaction #forgiveness #change #sinnertosaint #fourthSundayofLent #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #fasting
When a man strives within himself to have his heart humbled and his thought not agitated, but peaceful, then all the snares of the enemy are without effect and there resides the Lord Himself. “His place is in peace” (Psalm 75:3).
– St. Seraphim of Sarov #Dailyreadings #egypt #prayforegypt #forgiveness #love #coptic #copticorthodox #martyrs
“As a spark falling into the wide sea would straightway be quenched, or would become invisible, being overwhelmed by the multitude of the waters, so also all human wickedness, when it falls into the pool of the divine fountain, is more swiftly and easily overwhelmed, and made invisible, than that spark.”
St John Chrysostom
#Mercy #Forgiveness #salvation #repentance #NewYear #NewBeginnings #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“What is that bed that the Lord instruct to take up ? It is the bed, that David had “drenched all night with his tears” (Psalm 6: 6). It is the bed of passion, where our souls lie, a victim of the bitterness and suffering of the conscience; Yet, when we walk according to the precepts of Christ, our bed would be that of repose, not of pain. The mercies of God have changed the place of death into that of His resurrection, and turned the sleep of death into something we look forward to enjoy. He did not only instruct him to take up his bed, but to “go his way to his house,” that is to say, to go back to paradise, the true home that received the first man, who lost it by the deceit of the devil. Therefore, it is imperative to go back home. As the Lord came to destroy the traps of beds and to give us back what we have lost.”
#HealingoftheParalytic #forgiveness #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“If a man loves God with all his heart, all his thoughts, all his will, and all his strength, he will gain the fear of God; the fear will produce tears, tears will produce strength; by the perfection of this the soul will bear all kinds of fruits.” – St. Anthony the Great #love #tears #forgiveness #coptic #orthodox #dailyreading
“Do not worry and despair if you feel the weight of your previous sins, because Christ’s mercy is boundless. Even if your sin is great, yet Christ’s mercy is even greater. With His grace the sinner is justified, and the bondsman is released. But know for sure that the faith in Christ is what equips us for these redeeming blessings, because faith is the way of life and grace. In it we go to the heavenly dwelling place where we inherit the kingdom of the righteous saints, and become members in Christ’s kingdom.”
St. Cyril the great
#Love #forgiveness #faith #peace #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“As the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also forgive one another.” – HH Pope Shenouda .
#Forgiveness #UncleanSpirit #Cured #HeWillCureUs #Troubled #HolySpirit #Luke #DailyReadings #CopticOrthodox #Coptic #Orthodox
“When the Savior says to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you,” he addresses this to humankind in general. For those who believe in him, being healed of the diseases of the soul, will receive forgiveness of the sins which they formerly committed. He may also mean this: “I must heal your soul before I heal your body. If this is not done, by obtaining strength to walk, you will only sin more. Even though you have not asked for this, I as God see the maladies of the soul which brought on you this disease.” Saint Cyril of Alexandria
#Healingthesoul #healing #forgiveness #ApostlesFast #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“May each person forgive the sins of his brother, and pray for other sinners. In this manner each person would wash the other person’s feet.”
#washingdisciplesfeet #forgiveness #forgiveoneanother #MaundyThursday #Liturgyofthewaters #Pascha HolyWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
Nothing brings the heart back to wisdom like sorrow; and nothing is sweeter than the pious sorrow.
– St Gregory of Nyssa
#godlysorrow #repent #forgiveness #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #lent
“When fasting, you should fast both in body and heart; abstaining from
meat, gossip and slander…The fasting tongue is better than the
fasting stomach, and when the heart abstains from wrath, that is better than both.”
St Pope Kyrillos VI
#fasting #forgiveness #Lent #PreparationWeek #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
Do you want to learn the meaning of the virtue? God gives the following commandment to people: “Let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart,” and “Let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour.” Do you see? He doesn’t just say “forgive the evil of the other person,” but “Don’t even have it in your thoughts; don’t ponder it. Set aside all wrath; make the wound disappear.” You think, of course, that by vengeance you are punishing the one who harmed you. Whereas in fact, you yourself have installed anger within yourself as a torturer, and thus you rip apart your own innards.
– St John Chrysostom
#Forgiveness #HelpOthers #Sin #LeadHimBack #CopticOrthodox #DailyReadings #Orthodox
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise
1 Corinthians 3:18
Having been preoccupied to defend your sins, you were defeated … Your defense was not adequate … For who are you to defend yourself? … It was befitting of you to accuse yourself instead! … Do not say: I have done nothing! Or: What wrong have I done? Or: “Everyone else is doing it! If you commit a sin, and said that you have done nothing, you, yourself, will be nothing; and will not get anything from God. God is ready to grant forgiveness, but you are closing the door on yourself! God is ready to give; So do not lock the door, Open up the bosom of confession, saying with the prophet David: “Make me to hear joy and gladness” (Psalm 51: 8).
#noexcuses #seekhim #insimplicity #forgiveness #coptic #dailyreadings #holybible #orthodoxy
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9
“If a man is ill and he recognises his ailment, his healing will be easy. If he confesses his pain, he draws nigh its cure. The pangs of the unyielding heart will be multiplied, and the patient who resists his physician amplifies his torment. There is no unpardonable sin, save the unrepented one.”
St Isaac the Syrian
#repentance #confession #forgiveness #fastoftheNativity #Advent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” – Luke 7:47
“The Lord of humility sat in the haughty Pharisee’s house, called Simon. Inspite of being in Simon’s house, yet the Son of man had no where to lay His head in Simon’s heart (Luke 9:51)” – St. Augustine
#shelovedmuch #forgiveness #love #repentance #sinfulwoman #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
“Come, for all things are now ready.” – Luke 14:17
“What was the nature of the invitation? “Come, for look, all things are ready.” God the Father has prepared in Christ gifts for the inhabitants of the earth. Through Christ, he bestowed the forgiveness of sins, cleansing away of all defilement, communion of the Holy Spirit, glorious adoption as children, and the kingdom of heaven. To these blessings, Christ invited Israel, before all others, by the commandments of the gospel. Somewhere he has even said by the voice of the psalmist, “But I have been sent as a king by him,” that is, by God the Father, “on Zion his holy mountain to preach the commandment of the Lord.”” – St. Cyril of Alexandria
#invitation #come #allthingsarenowready #dontmakeexcuses #adoption #forgiveness #communion #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox
For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice…
O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God–through Jesus Christ our Lord! .
Romans 7:19 and 24
. “Do not fear the conflict. Do not flee it. Where there is not struggle, there is no virtue.”
“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave.” .
– St John Chrysostom
#dailyreadings #bible #coptic #orthodoxy #romans #forgiveness #struggle #fallingyetrising #deliverance