“The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #hope #copticorthodox

"The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God." - St. Isaac the Syrian
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #hope #copticorthodox

“The soul that loves God has its rest in God and in God alone. In all the paths that men walk in the world, they do not attain peace until they draw nigh to hope in God.” – St. Isaac the Syrian
#dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #love #hope #copticorthodox

God looks upon the tortures of the saints in the light of the crowns they will receive later on – H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #martyrs #strong #hope #comfort #prayforthecopticchurch #prayforthepersecuted #prayforthosepersecuting

God looks upon the tortures of the saints in the light of the crowns they will receive later on - H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#martyrs #strong #hope #comfort #prayforthecopticchurch #prayforthepersecuted #prayforthosepersecuting

God looks upon the tortures of the saints in the light of the crowns they will receive later on – H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#martyrs #strong #hope #comfort #prayforthecopticchurch #prayforthepersecuted #prayforthosepersecuting

“This is the mark of Christianity: however much a man toils, and however many righteousnesses he performs, to feel that he has done nothing, and in fasting to say, ‘This is not fasting,’ and in praying, ‘This is not prayer,’ and in perseverance at prayer, ‘I have shown no perseverance; I am only just beginning to practice and to take pains’; and even if he is righteous before God, he should say, ‘I am not righteous, not I; I do not take pains, but only make a beginning every day.’ He should every day have the hope and the joy and the expectation of the coming kingdom and deliverance, and to say, ‘If today I have not been delivered, I shall tomorrow.’” – St. Macarius the Great of Egypt #hope #perseverance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“This is the mark of Christianity: however much a man toils, and however many righteousnesses he performs, to feel that he has done nothing, and in fasting to say, ‘This is not fasting,’ and in praying, ‘This is not prayer,’ and in perseverance at prayer, ‘I have shown no perseverance; I am only just beginning to practice and to take pains’; and even if he is righteous before God, he should say, ‘I am not righteous, not I; I do not take pains, but only make a beginning every day.’ He should every day have the hope and the joy and the expectation of the coming kingdom and deliverance, and to say, ‘If today I have not been delivered, I shall tomorrow.'”
- St. Macarius the Great of Egypt

#hope #perseverance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“This is the mark of Christianity: however much a man toils, and however many righteousnesses he performs, to feel that he has done nothing, and in fasting to say, ‘This is not fasting,’ and in praying, ‘This is not prayer,’ and in perseverance at prayer, ‘I have shown no perseverance; I am only just beginning to practice and to take pains’; and even if he is righteous before God, he should say, ‘I am not righteous, not I; I do not take pains, but only make a beginning every day.’ He should every day have the hope and the joy and the expectation of the coming kingdom and deliverance, and to say, ‘If today I have not been delivered, I shall tomorrow.’”
– St. Macarius the Great of Egypt

#hope #perseverance #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Certainly, hope resembles a strong rope hanging from heaven to help our spirits. Whoever holds on steadfastly to this rope is elevated above the temptations of this evil world. If one weakens and does not hold on to this hope, he will fall into the pit.” -St. John Chrysostom . . #hope #coptic #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

“Certainly, hope resembles a strong rope hanging from heaven to help our spirits. Whoever holds on steadfastly to this rope is elevated above the temptations of this evil world. If one weakens and does not hold on to this hope, he will fall into the pit.” -St. John Chrysostom
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#hope #coptic #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

“Certainly, hope resembles a strong rope hanging from heaven to help our spirits. Whoever holds on steadfastly to this rope is elevated above the temptations of this evil world. If one weakens and does not hold on to this hope, he will fall into the pit.” -St. John Chrysostom
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#hope #coptic #dailyreadings #copticorthodox #orthodoxy

If the word of God abides in the mind and in the heart, it grants power and victory over the evil one – H.H Pope Shenouda lll . . #coptic #orthodox #copticorthodoxy #dailyreadings #holy50 #wordofgod #comfort #hope

If the word of God abides in the mind and in the heart, it grants power and victory over the evil one - H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#coptic #orthodox #copticorthodoxy #dailyreadings #holy50 #wordofgod #comfort #hope

If the word of God abides in the mind and in the heart, it grants power and victory over the evil one – H.H Pope Shenouda lll
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#coptic #orthodox #copticorthodoxy #dailyreadings #holy50 #wordofgod #comfort #hope

“Do not hold aloof from the Church; for nothing is stronger than the Church. The Church is your hope, your salvation, your refuge. It is higher than the heaven, it is wider than the earth. It never waxes old, but is always in full vigour.” St John Chrysostom #TheChurch HouseoftheLord #hope #salvation #healing #refuge #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Do not hold aloof from the Church; for nothing is stronger than the Church. The Church is your hope, your salvation, your refuge. It is higher than the heaven, it is wider than the earth. It never waxes old, but is always in full vigour."
St John Chrysostom 
#TheChurch HouseoftheLord #hope #salvation #healing #refuge #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Do not hold aloof from the Church; for nothing is stronger than the Church. The Church is your hope, your salvation, your refuge. It is higher than the heaven, it is wider than the earth. It never waxes old, but is always in full vigour.”
St John Chrysostom
#TheChurch HouseoftheLord #hope #salvation #healing #refuge #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If you have lost hope in yourself, the Lord has not lost hope in your salvation. He has saved many and you are not more difficult than all of them. When grace works in you, there is no room for despair. Enter into repentance with a courageous heart and do not belittle yourself.” Pope Shenouda III #Healingofparalytic #Bethesda #hope #salvation #repentance #fifthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"If you have lost hope in yourself, the Lord has not lost hope in your salvation.
He has saved many and you are not more difficult than all of them. When grace works in you, there is no room for despair.
Enter into repentance with a courageous heart and do not belittle yourself."
Pope Shenouda III
#Healingofparalytic #Bethesda #hope #salvation #repentance #fifthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“If you have lost hope in yourself, the Lord has not lost hope in your salvation.
He has saved many and you are not more difficult than all of them. When grace works in you, there is no room for despair.
Enter into repentance with a courageous heart and do not belittle yourself.”
Pope Shenouda III
#Healingofparalytic #Bethesda #hope #salvation #repentance #fifthSundayofLent #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Whoever sanctifies the Lord in his heart, does not fear men but God, and whoever fears God, not men, sanctifies God in his heart.” – Fr. Tadros Malaty #sanctifythelordinyourhearts #hope #fearofGod #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Whoever sanctifies the Lord in his heart, does not fear men but God, and whoever fears God, not men, sanctifies God in his heart.” - Fr. Tadros Malaty
#sanctifythelordinyourhearts #hope #fearofGod #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Whoever sanctifies the Lord in his heart, does not fear men but God, and whoever fears God, not men, sanctifies God in his heart.” – Fr. Tadros Malaty
#sanctifythelordinyourhearts #hope #fearofGod #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Hope always draws the soul from the beauty which is seen to what is beyond, always kindles the desire for the hidden through what is constantly perceived – St Gregory of Nyssa . . #commemoration of #stgregoryofnyssa #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #hope

Hope always draws the soul from the beauty which is seen to what is beyond, always kindles the desire for the hidden through what is constantly perceived - St Gregory of Nyssa .
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#commemoration of #stgregoryofnyssa #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #hope

Hope always draws the soul from the beauty which is seen to what is beyond, always kindles the desire for the hidden through what is constantly perceived – St Gregory of Nyssa .
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#commemoration of #stgregoryofnyssa #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodoxy #orthodox #hope

“Who can hurt such a man? Who can subdue him? In prosperity he makes moral progress, and in adversity he learns to know the progress he has made. When he has an abundance of mutable goods he does not put his trust in them, and when they are taken away he gets to know whether or not they have taken him captive.” – St. Augustine #hope #hopedoesnotdisappoint #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Who can hurt such a man? Who can subdue him? In prosperity he makes moral progress, and in adversity he learns to know the progress he has made. When he has an abundance of mutable goods he does not put his trust in them, and when they are taken away he gets to know whether or not they have taken him captive.” - St. Augustine

#hope #hopedoesnotdisappoint #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Who can hurt such a man? Who can subdue him? In prosperity he makes moral progress, and in adversity he learns to know the progress he has made. When he has an abundance of mutable goods he does not put his trust in them, and when they are taken away he gets to know whether or not they have taken him captive.” – St. Augustine

#hope #hopedoesnotdisappoint #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Give me O Lord, that I believe in You with full faith. Give me that I love and have confidence in You in everything, and to believe that You do me benevolence even if the world is dark in front of me. Let me feel that my mind is much smaller than what is required to understand your wisdom and judgment. I know that You are a doer of benevolences, that You are living, that You see everything and that You are capable of doing everything, and in spite of that my faith often weakens, so help my weak faith.” Pope Shenouda III #faith #hope #trustinGod #AtYourWord #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"Give me O Lord, that I believe in You with full faith. Give me that I love and have confidence in You in everything, and to believe that You do me benevolence even if the world is dark in front of me. Let me feel that my mind is much smaller than what is required to understand your wisdom and judgment. I know that You are a doer of benevolences, that You are living, that You see everything and that You are capable of doing everything, and in spite of that my faith often weakens, so help my weak faith."
Pope Shenouda III
#faith #hope #trustinGod #AtYourWord #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Give me O Lord, that I believe in You with full faith. Give me that I love and have confidence in You in everything, and to believe that You do me benevolence even if the world is dark in front of me. Let me feel that my mind is much smaller than what is required to understand your wisdom and judgment. I know that You are a doer of benevolences, that You are living, that You see everything and that You are capable of doing everything, and in spite of that my faith often weakens, so help my weak faith.”
Pope Shenouda III
#faith #hope #trustinGod #AtYourWord #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Patient waiting is necessary that we may fulfil what we have begun to be and, through God‘s help, that we may obtain what we hope for and believe.” – St. Cyrpian #hope #perseverance #patience #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Patient waiting is necessary that we may fulfil what we have begun to be and, through God‘s help, that we may obtain what we hope for and believe.” - St. Cyrpian
#hope #perseverance #patience #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“Patient waiting is necessary that we may fulfil what we have begun to be and, through God‘s help, that we may obtain what we hope for and believe.” – St. Cyrpian
#hope #perseverance #patience #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

How hard and painful does this appear! The Lord has required that “whoever will come after him must deny himself.” But what he commands is neither hard nor painful when he himself helps us in such a way so that the very thing he requires may be accomplished. For whatever seems hard in what is enjoined, love makes easy. – Saint Augustine . #TakeUpYourCross #FollowHim #Faith #Hope #CopticOrthodox #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #Follow #HisWill

How hard and painful does this appear! The Lord has required that “whoever will come after him must deny himself.” But what he commands is neither hard nor painful when he himself helps us in such a way so that the very thing he requires may be accomplished. For whatever seems hard in what is enjoined, love makes easy.
- Saint Augustine
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#TakeUpYourCross #FollowHim #Faith #Hope #CopticOrthodox #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #Follow #HisWill

How hard and painful does this appear! The Lord has required that “whoever will come after him must deny himself.” But what he commands is neither hard nor painful when he himself helps us in such a way so that the very thing he requires may be accomplished. For whatever seems hard in what is enjoined, love makes easy.
– Saint Augustine
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#TakeUpYourCross #FollowHim #Faith #Hope #CopticOrthodox #Coptic #Orthodox #DailyReadings #Follow #HisWill

“It often happens that Satan will insidiously commune with you in your heart and say: ‘Think of the evil you have done; your soul is full of lawlessness, you are weighed down by many grievous sins.’ Do not let him deceive you when he does this and do not be led to despair on the pretext that you are being humble. You should answer: ‘I have God’s assurance, for He says: “I desire, not the sinner’s death, but that he should return through repentance and live” (Ezek. 33:11).’ What was the purpose of His descent to earth except to save sinners, to bring light to those in darkness and life to the dead?” St Macarius the Great #hopeinsalvation #Christcametosavesinners #repentance #hope #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"It often happens that Satan will insidiously commune with you in your heart and say: ‘Think of the evil you have done; your soul is full of lawlessness, you are weighed down by many grievous sins.’ Do not let him deceive you when he does this and do not be led to despair on the pretext that you are being humble. You should answer: ‘I have God’s assurance, for He says: “I desire, not the sinner’s death, but that he should return through repentance and live” (Ezek. 33:11).’ What was the purpose of His descent to earth except to save sinners, to bring light to those in darkness and life to the dead?"
St Macarius the Great
#hopeinsalvation #Christcametosavesinners #repentance #hope #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“It often happens that Satan will insidiously commune with you in your heart and say: ‘Think of the evil you have done; your soul is full of lawlessness, you are weighed down by many grievous sins.’ Do not let him deceive you when he does this and do not be led to despair on the pretext that you are being humble. You should answer: ‘I have God’s assurance, for He says: “I desire, not the sinner’s death, but that he should return through repentance and live” (Ezek. 33:11).’ What was the purpose of His descent to earth except to save sinners, to bring light to those in darkness and life to the dead?”
St Macarius the Great
#hopeinsalvation #Christcametosavesinners #repentance #hope #fasting #Lent #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

For this death is not death, but only a kind of emigration and translation from the worse to the better, from earth to heaven, from men to angels, and archangels, and Him who is the Lord of angels and archangels. – St John Chrysostom . . #hope #comfort #heaven #life #beingwithhimforever #nomoretears #nomoresorrow #home #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #fasting #lent #lentjourney

For this death is not death, but only a kind of emigration and translation from the worse to the better, from earth to heaven, from men to angels, and archangels, and Him who is the Lord of angels and archangels.
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#hope #comfort #heaven #life #beingwithhimforever #nomoretears #nomoresorrow #home #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #fasting #lent #lentjourney

For this death is not death, but only a kind of emigration and translation from the worse to the better, from earth to heaven, from men to angels, and archangels, and Him who is the Lord of angels and archangels.

St John Chrysostom
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#hope #comfort #heaven #life #beingwithhimforever #nomoretears #nomoresorrow #home #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox #orthodoxy #fasting #lent #lentjourney

“We should be ashamed, beloved, we should be ashamed and sigh over our extreme languor. He kept waiting for thirty-eight years without getting what he hoped; yet in spite of that he did not retreat. He did not fail because of negligence on his part. He failed, rather, because of the jostling, the violence and the trouble of the others. All that did not cause him to be apathetic. Whereas, we, if we persevered in prayer for ten days for a certain request and did not obtain it, our zeal declines.” St. John Chrysostom #theparalytic #Hope #waitonTheLord #healing #Godismyhelper #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"We should be ashamed, beloved, we should be ashamed and sigh over our extreme languor. 
He kept waiting for thirty-eight years without getting what he hoped; yet in spite of that he did not retreat. He did not fail because of negligence on his part. He failed, rather, because of the jostling, the violence and the trouble of the others. All that did not cause him to be apathetic. Whereas, we, if we persevered in prayer for ten days for a certain request and did not obtain it, our zeal declines."
St. John Chrysostom
#theparalytic #Hope #waitonTheLord #healing #Godismyhelper #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“We should be ashamed, beloved, we should be ashamed and sigh over our extreme languor.
He kept waiting for thirty-eight years without getting what he hoped; yet in spite of that he did not retreat. He did not fail because of negligence on his part. He failed, rather, because of the jostling, the violence and the trouble of the others. All that did not cause him to be apathetic. Whereas, we, if we persevered in prayer for ten days for a certain request and did not obtain it, our zeal declines.”
St. John Chrysostom
#theparalytic #Hope #waitonTheLord #healing #Godismyhelper #Lent #fasting #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Nothing has activity for our salvation like continuous waiting, dependant on hope. For even when you are disturbed by a multitude of problems that would draw you to despair you are committed to hope in the Lord all the time, all your days, all your life- St John Chrysostom . . #hope #feastofpresentinglordchrist #temple #stsimeon #salvation #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

Nothing has activity for our salvation like continuous waiting, dependant on hope. For even when you are disturbed by a multitude of problems that would draw you to despair you are committed to hope in the Lord all the time, all your days, all your life-
St John Chrysostom
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#hope #feastofpresentinglordchrist #temple #stsimeon #salvation #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

Nothing has activity for our salvation like continuous waiting, dependant on hope. For even when you are disturbed by a multitude of problems that would draw you to despair you are committed to hope in the Lord all the time, all your days, all your life-
St John Chrysostom
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#hope #feastofpresentinglordchrist #temple #stsimeon #salvation #coptic #orthodox #dailyreadings

“…hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” – Romans 8:24-25 . So that you may know that you do not stand alone facing the struggles and dangers, but that divine grace stands beside you. Even in matters that are completely easy, He works with you, and He plays a role in His union with you under all circumstances . – St. John Chrysostom . “Live in hope, and wait on the Lord, and rejoice in Him and in His works.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III . #hope #unseenhope #DivineGracestandsbesideyou #waitonHim #rejoiceinhope #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“...hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” - Romans 8:24-25
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So that you may know that you do not stand alone facing the struggles and dangers, but that divine grace stands beside you. Even in matters that are completely easy, He works with you, and He plays a role in His union with you under all circumstances . - St. John Chrysostom
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"Live in hope, and wait on the Lord, and rejoice in Him and in His works." - H.H. Pope Shenouda III
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#hope #unseenhope #DivineGracestandsbesideyou #waitonHim #rejoiceinhope #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“…hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” – Romans 8:24-25
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So that you may know that you do not stand alone facing the struggles and dangers, but that divine grace stands beside you. Even in matters that are completely easy, He works with you, and He plays a role in His union with you under all circumstances . – St. John Chrysostom
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“Live in hope, and wait on the Lord, and rejoice in Him and in His works.” – H.H. Pope Shenouda III
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#hope #unseenhope #DivineGracestandsbesideyou #waitonHim #rejoiceinhope #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations.” Romans 4:18 . “God tested Abraham. That is, he sent him afflictions for his benefit, not so that he could find out what sort of man he was, for God knows everything, but so that He give him the means to perfect his faith.” St. Mark the Ascetic #hope #faith #Fatherofmanynations #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations."
Romans 4:18
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“God tested Abraham. That is, he sent him afflictions for his benefit, not so that he could find out what sort of man he was, for God knows everything, but so that He give him the means to perfect his faith.” St. Mark the Ascetic 
#hope #faith #Fatherofmanynations #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations.”
Romans 4:18
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“God tested Abraham. That is, he sent him afflictions for his benefit, not so that he could find out what sort of man he was, for God knows everything, but so that He give him the means to perfect his faith.” St. Mark the Ascetic
#hope #faith #Fatherofmanynations #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32 . “Do not lose heart. There is hope, and it is Christ.” St Ephraim the Syrian #salvation #hope #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

"He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?"
Romans 8:32
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"Do not lose heart. There is hope, and it is Christ."
St Ephraim the Syrian 
#salvation #hope  #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
Romans 8:32
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“Do not lose heart. There is hope, and it is Christ.”
St Ephraim the Syrian
#salvation #hope #dailyreadings #coptic #orthodox

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. – 1 John 3:2-3 . . The sweetness of apples makes up for the bitterness of its roots. The hope for gaining a profit brings joy during the dangers of the sea. Looking forward to getting healthy would make it easier to take the disgusting medication. Who likes to eat nuts, would have first to break down its hard shell. So also he, who wishes to rejoice in the holy conscience, would easily bear the bitterness of repentance – St. Jerome . #hope #repent #purify #dailyreadings #orthodoxy

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
- 1 John 3:2-3
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The sweetness of apples makes up for the bitterness of its roots. The hope for gaining a profit brings joy during the dangers of the sea. Looking forward to getting healthy would make it easier to take the disgusting medication. Who likes to eat nuts, would have first to break down its hard shell. So also he, who wishes to rejoice in the holy conscience, would easily bear the bitterness of repentance
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St. Jerome
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#hope #repent #purify #dailyreadings #orthodoxy

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
– 1 John 3:2-3
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The sweetness of apples makes up for the bitterness of its roots. The hope for gaining a profit brings joy during the dangers of the sea. Looking forward to getting healthy would make it easier to take the disgusting medication. Who likes to eat nuts, would have first to break down its hard shell. So also he, who wishes to rejoice in the holy conscience, would easily bear the bitterness of repentance

St. Jerome
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#hope #repent #purify #dailyreadings #orthodoxy