The calling we all share…

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“Above everything is love. The thing that must concern you, my children, is love for the other person, of this soul. Whatever we do, whether it is prayer or offering advice or pointing out some error, let us do it with love. Without love prayer is of no benefit, advice is hurtful and pointing out errors is harmful and destructive to the other person who senses whether we love him or not and reacts accordingly. Love, love, love! Love for our brother prepares us to love Christ more. Isn’t that perfect? Let us scatter our love selflessly to all, without regard to the way they act towards us.”

— St. Porphyrios On Love for One’s Neighbour; Wounded by Love [Pg. 181]

(This is, dear reader, Orthodoxy in a nutshell.  This is the core of the Faith)

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