Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesdays with Words :: Elder Paisios


Linking up with Cindy at Ordo Amoris for Wednesdays with Words. 

The person that is struggling to the best of his abilities, who has no desire to live a disorderly life, but who - in the course of the struggle for faith and life - falls and rises again and again, God will never abandon. And if he has the slightest will not to grieve God, he will go to Paradise with his shoes on. The Benevolent God will, surprisingly, push him into Paradise. God will insure that he takes him at his best,  in repentance. He may have to struggle all his life, but God will not abandon him; He will take him at the best possible time. 
~Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain 




3 comments:

  1. I just said this to Joy on her blog but this is timely for me.

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    1. Isn't it though? When I first read this I cut it out of the book it was in (a daily readings from the lives of the saints, so I didn't actually ruin a book book) and hung it up above my kitchen sink so I could read it often.

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