Instruction first (Monday)
Quotations from the book "Soulful teachings and messages"
1. From insignificantSins, From what we say: what importance is in this or that, an evil skill is formed in the soul, and a person begins to carelessly about the great.
2. Because from the fact that a man does not care about his sins and does not mourn his corpse (his sinful state), he can not succeed in anything good, but always draws attention to the affairs of his neighbor.
3. Nothing so reveals a person and leaves nothing to be desired.God, As slander or condemnation or humiliation of the neighbor.
4. To blame is to say of someone: such someone lied or became angry or fell into fornication or did something like that.
5. To condemn means to say: such a liar, angered, fornicator.
6. Disparagement is when a person not only condemnsanother, But also despises him, i.e. He abhors his neighbor and turns from him as from some kind of abomination. This is worse than condemnation and much more harmful.
7. Are you angry and not ashamed that you are angry and offend your brother? Do not you know that he is the Christ and you are insulting Christ?
8. Abba Ammon covered his brother, who hid a woman under a tub. See the 6 Instruction.
9. As fishermen, when they throw their fish in the sea, and catching a big fish, feel that they are swishing and beating, they do not suddenly attract it, for otherwise the rope will be broken and they will completely lose fish, but let the rope freely and let it go as wants; When they see that the fish is tired and stops beating, then they gradually attract it. So the saints with long-suffering and love draw their brother, and do not turn away from him and do not abhor them.
10. It happens that the brother makes a mistake in simplicity, but has one good deed that pleases God more than all life.
11. Seeing that his brother had sinned,Reverend, Sighed, said: "Woe is me; As he sinned this day, so will I sin also tomorrow. " But he was not satisfied with this, but he threw himself under his feet, saying: and he at least repents of his sin, and I do not repent as I should, I will not repent, I will not be able to repent.
12. Let us be weak and can not work, but can not we be reconciled?
13. The first humility: to esteem yourself lower than all. The second humility: to ascribe to God his exploits.
14. Wherever the reproach goes, no matter what harm or dishonor or other tribulation happens to him, he already tentatively considers himself worthy of all tribulation and never embarrassed.
15. If anyone with the fear of God considers himself and strictly tests his conscience, he will certainly find himself guilty.
16. If in everything that happens to us, we consider ourselves guilty, and not others, then this brings us much good and brings great peace and prosperity.
17. Christ knows more than me whether I should receivethe desired, And he will be to me instead of this thing or instead of this food.
18. If something good happens to us, then this is the work of God's Providence, and if evil, it is for our sins.
19. Everyone neglects and does not observe a single commandment, but from a neighbor requires the fulfillment of commandments.
20. The great feat of man is that before the face of God he will lay all his sin on himself and wait for temptations until his last gasp.