Today: October 20 2018
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Yesterday, it's not today. And today it's not tomorrow

And only today you realize what was yesterday. But what was today will never be tomorrow. Live today so as not to regret, even if tomorrow you will not be.

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Today I heard from Peter Mamonov the idea that he became more interested in soul-searching books, books of our Holy Elders, than all the fiction that he read. I was amazed! I thought that these thoughts visit me alone. During his life he read a huge number of fiction, our and foreign classics. And suddenly the time came when the books of the Holy Elders, their teachings and conversations became more joyful for perception, more interesting in thought. Reading, I was amazed at the sincerity and simplicity of thought. There was a little regret that I began to read these books late, these works of our elders. And maybe on time? Maybe right now? Perhaps it was reading the classics of fiction and led to reading more spiritual?

Probably, we should rejoice at today's day, when I once again open a book with the words of our spiritual teachers! Save God for such joy!

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Increasingly, it has been heard that people are ruled by money. The golden calf grows ever stronger and stronger. The material replaces the spiritual and fills the souls of men. Not yet, and Thank God! But if this goes on, then sometime the time will come, and we will bury not the body, but dig in a bag with money and the soul will not be free and will not continue its way into life eternal. She will remain there, in a coffin, in a small coin crushed by the Golden calf.

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Conversation.

- In the church was today.
- What for?
- I put the candle on.
"Did you pray?"

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I like my Faith, Orthodoxy with my honesty.

She does not try to cheat, saying: "You must believe."
She simply says: "Believe."
She does not say, "You do not have to kill," suggesting that you can kill.
She says: "Do not kill."
She does not say, "You must not sin," but you can sin.
She says: "Do not sin."
She, my Vera, honestly talks about what she wants to say, without giving the slightest doubt that there are other options.

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Choosing from two evils, choose yourself. Once you are faced with such a choice.

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You can daily break your forehead in prayer about the church floor, asking the Lord to forgive you for your sins. And you can not sin after confession and repentance. The choice is ours.

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Waking up early in the morning, do not rush to go up quickly. Before you drop your legs on the floor, think, but do not squash anyone there. Do not start the day with sin, thank the Lord that you have a whole day ahead.

"REFLECTIONS" Grandpa Go

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