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|Posté le: Dim 9 Juil - 07:48 (2017) Sujet du message: The Worldly Spirit And The Inside Seal Father Spyridon Tu
Knowing how we receive grace is as important as knowing how we lose it so that we not waste it but, instead, help it grow and bear fruit in our souls. Otherwise, we will always be in an immature, fruitless state, ignoring or even fighting against the true Orthodoxy. Consider the following example: let us assume that a man gives us a coin, but because our pocket has a hole, the coin falls out. Arriving home, we see that we do not have it any more, so we run back to get another coin. And that good man, full of benevolence, gives us one more coin, which we lose in the same way. After many years, what will be the use of much money passing through our hands if we end up without anything?! Some people might choose to defame the very person who has given them the money, calling him a deceiver. They might even hit or kill that man, claiming that he caused them to waste their time in vain! The coin, though, was real; you held it in your hands for a moment and saw that it was good. But now, you no longer have it. After experiencing this over and over again, it would be appropriate to investigate whether there is a way to not lose the money, for the grace received in the soul to not be lost but to grow and bear fruit. Otherwise, the state of continued scatterings of grace can lead us to a state of perplexity, unbelief, or revolt against God. Such states can increasingly be seen all around us: the Church and the Sacraments seem to have lost their power. Nevertheless, grace is the same; we simply don’t know how to preserve it. The book containing the previous book "How Angels Lost The Holy Spirit" and two extra small but important chapters.
bound: 106 pages
publisher: Independently published (May 27, 2017)
isbn: 1521381860, 978-1521381861,
weight: 7.5 ounces (