Journeying with God, through many traditions.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The person who is possessed by material things...


" The person who is possessed by material things is always subjugated to unhappiness and anxiety, for on the one hand he trembles for fear that they take his things away from him, while on the other he trembles for fear that his soul be taken from him. Now, the miser whose hand is sore from his tight hold on things, also squeezed his own heart, and turned it into stone. In order for him to be healed, he must visit unhappy people, to suffer, so he will be forced to open his hand slowly, slowly, and his heart of stone will also start to soften. It will become a human heart and in this way the gates of Paradise will also open."

~Elder Paisios

1 comment:

  1. A good lesson for me to take along today.
    Thanks,
    Becky

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