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“It is a fearful thing to hate whom God has loved. To look upon another—his weaknesses, his sins, his faults, his defects—is to look upon one who is suffering. He is suffering from negative passions, from the same sinful human corruption from which you yourself suffer. This is very important: do not look upon him with the judgmental eyes of comparison, noting the sins you assume you would never commit. Rather, see him as a fellow sufferer, a fellow human being who is in need of the very healing of which you are in need. Help him, love him, pray for him, do unto him as you would have him do unto you.”

~St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

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We were created for eternal life by our Creator, we are called to it by the word of God, and we are renewed by holy Baptism.
-St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

nihil-sine-design  asked:

Do you have a link to where I might be able to purchase the HTM pocket Psalter mentioned in your last ask? and do you know who publishes it?

https://www.svspress.com/the-pocket-psalter/

And yeah, it’s published by Holy Trinity Monastery - the schimastic ones, I think. The problem is they produce good books, and they’re one of the few who does. If one of my previous professors has his way St. Tikhon’s will begin to rival HTM, (see the ‘newsh’ “Hieratikon”) but we work with what we have. 

It is a fearful thing to hate whom God has loved. To look upon another – his weaknesses, his sins, his faults, his defects – is to look upon one who is suffering. He is suffering from negative passions, from the same sinful human corruption from which you yourself suffer. This is very important: do not look upon him with the judgmental eyes of comparison, noting the sins you assume you would never commit. Rather, see him as a fellow sufferer, a fellow human being who is in need of the very healing of which you are in need. Help him, love him, pray for him, do unto him as you would have him do unto you.
—  St. Tikhon of Zadonsk; 
For the Peace From Above; Pg. 114
When pride retreats from a man, humility begins to dwell in him, and the more pride is diminished, so much more does humility grow. The one gives way to the other as to its opposite. Darkness departs and light appears. Pride is darkness, but humility is light.
—  St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
It is a fearful thing to hate whom God has loved



“It is a fearful thing to hate whom God has loved. To look upon another- his weaknesses, his sins, his faults, his defects- is to look upon one who is suffering. He is suffering from negative passions , from the same sinful human corruption from which you yourself suffer. This is very important: do not look upon him with judgemental eyes of comparison, noting the sins you assume you’d never commit. Rather, see him as a fellow sufferer, a fellow human being who is in need of the very healing of which you are in need. Help him, love him, pray for him, do unto him as you would have him do unto you.”

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

If we want, Christian, to have our heart filled with divine love we must first empty them of the love of this world, its frivolous and sinful customs and then turn our hearts to the one God, our only good and happiness and eternal beatitude.
—  St. Tikhon of Zadonsk