Saturday, October 4, 2014

St. John of Kronstadt on the True Follower of Christ

The Crucifixion of Christ (source)
"Never pity yourself in anything, crucify yourself - your old man, nestling above all in the flesh - and you will strike at the root of all your vices. Bear patiently all that is unpleasant to your flesh; do not spare it, oppose it, and you will become a true follower of Christ. The whole wisdom of a Christian consists in wisely opposing the flesh in everything throughout life."
-St. John of Kronstadt, "My Life in Christ".

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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