The Christ faith is a being taken away (raptus) and a being carried off...– - Luther (Luther’s Works, 29: 14 Courtesy of Andy Smith
Beauty is the sign of another and higher order, and that beholding beauty with...– Plato
Evangelical dogmatics would do well to listen to them more, instead of treating...– Karl Barth, speaking of the Church fathers.
Life According to a Post-Modern Professor
My professor just said that love doesn’t exist. He also said that all people hate their jobs, spouses, and essentially their entire lives. He believes that every facet of life is a social construction and that we are all, in reality, actors that don’t love, hope, or exist for any apparent reason. Needless to say I’m ready to embrace life with a zesty fervency.
I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because...– C.S. Lewis (via modernhepburn)
simplyorthodox: “Prayer does not consist merely in standing and bowing your body or in reading written prayers….it is possible to pray at all times, in all places, with mind and spirit. You can lift up your mind and heart to God while walking, sitting, working, in a crowd and in solitude. His door is always open, unlike man’s. We can always say to Him in our hearts Lord , Lord have mercy.” ...
Everyone seeks answers, mostly to questions that are not very important. The...– Paul Tillich (via honor-not-honors)
simplyorthodox: Remember, never to fear the power of evil more than your trust in the power and love of God. -Hermas, one of the Seventy
Simply Orthodox ☦: Be simple-hearted like the... →
simplyorthodox: “If you would be simple-hearted like the Apostles, would not conceal your human shortcomings, would not pretend to be especially pious, if you would walk free from hypocrisy, then that is the path. While it is easy, not everyone can find it or understand it. This path is the shortest way to…
The man who loves God
simplyorthodox: The man who loves God benefits from both praise and blame: if commended for his good actions he grows more zealous, and if reproved for his sins he is brought to repentance. Our outward life should accord with our inner progress and our prayers to God with our life. -St. Mark the Ascetic, fifth century
Simply Orthodox ☦: Humility is acquired after... →
simplyorthodox: Humility is acquired after struggles. When you know yourself you acquire humility, which becomes a (permanent) condition. Otherwise you can become humble for a moment, but your thought will say to you that you are something, although in reality you’re nothing; and you’ll be deluded like that…
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Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.Where there is hatred, let me sow love.Where there is injury, pardon.Where there is doubt, faith.Where there is despair, hope.Where there is darkness, light.Where there is sadness, joy.O Divine Master,grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;to be understood, as to understand;to be loved, as to love.For it is in giving that we...
simplyorthodox: “A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others, he is babbling ceaselessly. But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent, that is, he says nothing that is not profitable.” -St. Poemen the Great
Winter break is winding down and it has been grand. I was able to finish my article for my Mom’s magazine, “Being Faithful in Hope and Love”. I found time to read a lot which was most definitely on the Christmas Break Bucket List. I learned a lot this break, and I think that this semester and hopefully this transitory life will benefit from that. I was very happy to be able to...
About our personal spiritual journey
simplyorthodox: “Faith that does not grow and change is dead. Faith that leaves our most cherished assumptions unchallenged is self-delusion.” - Fr. Antony Hughes