"But I say to you,” the Lord says, “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute you.” Why did he command these things? So that he might free you from hatred, sadness, anger and grudges, and might grant you the greatest possession of all, perfect love, which is impossible to possess except by the one who loves all equally in imitation of God."
- St. Maximus the Confessor (via gospelofthekingdom)
"Don’t criticize or judge other people. Regard everyone else as an angel. Justify their mistakes and weaknesses, and condemn only yourself as the worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life."
Fr. Seraphim Rose (via the-violent-take-it-by-force)
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy!
"Those who dislike and reject their fellow-man are impoverished in their being. They do not know the true God, who is all-embracing love."
- St. Silouan the Athonite (via gospelofthekingdom)
Anonymous asked: 30 of the most important things to you when you consider a relationship? Think hard - do 50 if you can! Pass on to someone to encourage them to think about the things they love in others.
Lists are dumb.
Love, trust and communication are good though.
"As a student of theology, I am guided by three fundamental principles both in and out of the classroom: a) all truth is God’s truth, b) good theology begins at the Cross and ends in the streets, and c) God’s call to believers always involves justice and righteousness. Guided by these principles, I find that theology becomes theoretical by nature yet practical by application as it strives to bring justice and redemption for the common good."
Jorge Juan Rodriguez V (via jjrodriguezv)
Great word. If you don’t follow Jorge, may I suggest giving him a follow. You won’t be disappointed.
It’s a dark day for New Zealand - and strangely, no one has noticed. No one. - New Zealand Herald
I am so so dissapointed in you NZ!
So much for a nation that cares for the most vulnerable members of the world. We have never even met aid recommendations of 0.33% of GDP. Yet here we go spending more money in to detain the lives of the already desperate.