Saturday, August 30, 2014
St. Porphyrios: "God does not punish!"
The Second Coming of Christ (source)
“No, God does not punish! Man punishes himself, distancing himself from God. It is as if we said: 'Here is water, there is fire. I am free to choose. I place my hand in the water, and I am refreshed. I place my hand in the fire, and I am burned.'”
-St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia
(amateur translation of text from source)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!