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Mark the Ascetic

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  • Mark Sedrak
    Just as water and fire cannot be combined, so self-justification and humility excludes one another. Mark the Ascetic
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 10, 2006

      Just as water and fire cannot be combined, so self-justification and humility excludes one another.

       

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    • marksedrak
      Call upon God to open the eyes of your heart, so that you may see the value of prayer and of spiritual reading. Mark the Ascetic
      Message 2 of 6 , Dec 5, 2007
        Call upon God to open the eyes of your heart, so that you may see the
        value of prayer and of spiritual reading.

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        There is a breaking of the heart which is gentle and makes it deeply penitent, and there is a breaking of the heart which is violent and harmful, shattering it
        Message 3 of 6 , Dec 22, 2009
          There is a breaking of the heart which is gentle and makes it deeply penitent, and there is a breaking of the heart which is violent and harmful, shattering it completely.

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        • Mark Sedrak
          It is not possible for the mind to be quiet unless the body is quiet also,, nor is it possible to tear down the wall between them without contemplative quiet
          Message 4 of 6 , May 27, 2010
            It is not possible for the mind to be quiet unless the body is quiet also,, nor is it possible to tear down the wall between them without contemplative quiet and prayer.
             
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          • Mark Sedrak
            If you will always remember in accordance with the Gospel that His judgements are in all the earth’ (Psalm 105:7), then every occasion will be a teacher to
            Message 5 of 6 , Dec 9, 2010
              If you will always remember in accordance with the Gospel that " His judgements are in all the earth’ (Psalm 105:7), then every occasion will be a teacher to you in acquiring knowledge of God.

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            • Mark Sedrak
              Even though knowledge is true, it is still not firmly established if unaccompanied by works. For everything is established by being put into practice. Mark the
              Message 6 of 6 , Nov 8, 2012
                Even though knowledge is true, it is still not firmly established if unaccompanied by works. For everything is established by being put into practice.


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