Wiser than the Saints

The fathers of the Church consistently remind Christians that we are to guard our mouths.  We sing in the vespers verses, “Set a watch O Lord before my mouth, keep the door of my lips!”  I will occasionally post the saying of the fathers on this, or like posts by others that remind us of Read more about Wiser than the Saints[…]

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Set a Watch Before my Mouth

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Psalm 140:3   This week I had an outburst.  I lost my temper with someone who has been treating me badly for the last three years.  He’s been disrespectful of me publicly.  And on Tuesday, he interjected himself into a private Read more about Set a Watch Before my Mouth[…]

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Conciliarity, Obedience and the Egoism of Sola Scriptura

It is perhaps a sad commentary on how much time I spend on the internet, that many of the ideas I have for this blog stem from things I read on Facebook or other social media or internet forum communities.  Today, while reading some commentary on the Nativity of the Theotokos, I watched the discussion Read more about Conciliarity, Obedience and the Egoism of Sola Scriptura[…]

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Why Me? The Temptation to See and Interpret God’s Will

In trying to divine “God’s hand” in occurrences in our day to day life, we leave ourselves open to attack and manipulation of the evil one. I like to remember this quote from St. Theophan the Recluse: “He who goes according to the will of the evil one does not experience attacks, but is simply Read more about Why Me? The Temptation to See and Interpret God’s Will[…]

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