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  • Mark Sadek
    CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! A man who is deeply wounded in his heart by provocation and abuse shows thereby that deep in himself he harbours the old
    Message 1 of 1330 , Apr 18, 2010
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      CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!

      "A man who is deeply wounded in his heart by provocation and abuse shows thereby that deep in himself he harbours the old serpent. If he bears the blows in silence or answers with great humility, he will render this serpent weak and powerless (or will kill it altogether). But if he argues with bitterness or speaks with arrogance he will give the serpent an added strength to pour poison into his heart."

      St. Simeon the New Theologian.

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      "He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Psalms 111:9-10
    • Mark Sadek
      Jonah was fleeing from the face of God, or rather, thought that he was fleeing: but he was overtaken by the sea, and the storm, and the lot, and the whale’s
      Message 1330 of 1330 , Feb 5 8:19 PM
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        "Jonah was fleeing from the face of God, or rather, thought that he was fleeing: but he was overtaken by the sea, and the storm, and the lot, and the whale’s belly, and the three days’ entombment, the type of a greater mystery. He fled from having to announce the dread and awful message to the Ninevites, and from being subsequently, if the city was saved by repentance, convicted of falsehood: not that he was displeased at the salvation of the wicked, but he was ashamed of being made an instrument of falsehood, and exceedingly zealous for the credit of prophecy, which was in danger of being destroyed in his person, since most men are unable to penetrate the depth of the Divine dispensation in such cases."

           St. Gregory Nazianzen.

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        "For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods."  Psalm 96:4

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