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Live Deeply.

Updated: May 13, 2022

Whatever God sends us we must accept and do our best with. Every day brings a new struggle, a new chance to increase our prayers, and new ways to serve God. - Blessed Fr. Seraphim (Rose)

Blessed Fr. Seraphim (Rose) of Platina

We all deserve what we suffer, or at least should look on it with gladness as an opportunity to live more deeply and approach our fellow man and our God more closely. But Jesus Christ did not deserve to suffer. He had no cause to, for He was innocent, and He had nothing to learn, nothing to gain from suffering. His was a purely gratuitous act, such as we cannot even imagine, and He suffered as we cannot imagine anyone suffering, for He alone did not flee pity or the suffering of men.

May God give us the strength to pursue the path to crucifixion; for there is no other way to be a Christian.

The surest way to bring forth fruit for Holy Orthodoxy is to find yourself in a narrow, confining, almost impossible situation, with no way out but to pray and work with sweat and tears. Too much freedom, too much money, too much opportunity, too many ideas—seem too easily scattered to the wind. We must simply thank God for all our suffering and trials—there’s just no other hope for us!

+ Glory to God for All Things +

Excellent In Depth Analysis (here) - The Life of Bl. Father Seraphim of Platina 1934-1982

If you like All is Gift - you will find Death to the World edifying as well.


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