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  • Mark Sadek
    What are the passions in themselves? They are a certain hardness or insensitivity of being. Their causes are to be found in the things of life themselves.
    Message 1 of 1364 , Nov 1, 2007
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      "What are the passions in themselves? They are 'a certain hardness or insensitivity of being.' Their causes are to be found in the things of life themselves. The passions are the desire for wealth and amassing of goods, for ease and bodily comfort; they are thirst for honor and the exercise of power; they are luxury and frivolity; they are the desire for glory from men and fear for one's own body. All these passions have one common name - 'the world.' The world means carnal conduct and a carnal mind. The passions are the attacks of the world on man by means of the things of the world. Divine grace is the only power capable of repulsing them."

      St. Justin Popovich.

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      "...he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great." Luke 6:49
    • Mark Sadek
      CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! Persistently suffer hardships in order to avoid the hardship of vain sufferings. St. Gregory of Sinai. ... Let the
      Message 1364 of 1364 , Apr 13 7:29 PM
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        CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!

        "Persistently suffer hardships in order to avoid the hardship of vain sufferings."

           St. Gregory of Sinai.

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        "Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore! Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth."  Psalm 105:3-5

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