Category Archives: Passions and Virtues

Living in a Noble Way

“Move about humbly, with pure philotimo [Christ-like outlook]  and always sacrifice yourself. Cultivate spiritual sensitivity. Calmly accept being disturbed by others and be glad that it is you who is being disturbed and not you disturbing others….Polished sensitivity has nobility of spirit.”

Two Paths

“If we were to say, “The world is coming to an end,” one who does not believe will become even more brazen, and fling himself into evil, into sin. But one who does believe will put the brakes on, and say ‘Why should I waste myself away on things that are already lost? I should look after my soul and live spiritually and do some acts of mercy.’”