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What can they do against us when God has so loved us?St. John of Kronstadt

St. John of Kronstadt

ΖΩΟΔΟΧΟΣ ΠΗΓΗ ΠΡΟΔΡΟΜΟΥ ΣΚΟΠΕΛΟΥ Contemplate in man his Divine origin, the soul, which is created after the image and likeness of God; and for the sake of this origin always respect and love man with your whole heart, unfeignedly.

The love of our Divine Saviour, Jesus Christ, of God the Father, and of the Holy Spirit to us is so great, so immeasurable, that, in comparison to it all human dislike, enmity and hatred against us become insignificant, and seem to vanish entirely. It is because of this boundlessness of God’s love to us and the insignificance of human enmity that the Saviour commanded us all to love our enemies, bless them that curse us, do good to them that hate us, and pray for them which despitefully use and persecute us.  We are in the love of God; does it greatly matter to us if men are not well disposed towards us? What can they do against us when God has so loved us?

Excerpts from the diary of St. John of Kronstadt on Love

ΑΓ.ΠΝΕΥΜΑ-ΒΥΖ.ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ - ΑντίγραφοHoly God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (Thrice)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.  Amen. 

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.  Lord, blot out our sins.  Master, pardon our iniquities.  Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy names sake.

Lord, have mercy (Thrice)

   Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the  evil one.

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