Monday, January 2, 2017
St. Seraphim of Sarov: "There is nothing better than peace in Christ..."
St. Seraphim of Sarov, speaking with Nicholas Motovilov (source)
There is nothing better than peace in Christ, for it brings victory over all the evil spirits on earth and in the air. When peace dwells in a man’s heart it enables him to contemplate the grace of the Holy Spirit from within. He who dwells in peace collects spiritual gifts as it were with a scoop, and he sheds the light of knowledge on others. All our thoughts, all our desires, all our efforts, and all our actions should make us say constantly with the Church: “O Lord, give us peace!” When a man lives in peace, God reveals mysteries to him.
-St. Seraphim of Sarov
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!