Tuesday, June 19, 2018

St. Gabriel of Georgia: The Human Conscience is a little God

St. Gabriel of Georgia (source)
Once, some Priests had visited St. Gabriel of Georgia and mentioned how they were loosing hope regarding the state of the world and they began to complain:
"The world has changed a lot, people have no interest in the faith and we don't know how to preach to them."

He replied to them: "On the ethical decline of Georgia***! Speak to them about this. The conscience is a little God."
(from the book by Nana Merkvilatze: "St. Gabriel the Fool-for-Christ and Confessor, source)
***Note: Of course the ethical decline that the Saint is speaking of can apply to any society in moral decline.
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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