Being frustrated with our Brethren

Comments : 4

  1. 11 years ago

    Thank you so much for this timely post with its gentle(yet at the same time violent) proddings toward grappling with ourselves that we may enter into the freedom entailed as children of the Light when we simply live the Faith and let others live as they will.

    Truly, the work of dealing with my own sin is staggering enough without taking into account the sin of my neighbor and hence the high calling of our Lord to forgive and to forgive again and again.

    In Christ,


  2. 11 years ago

    St. Seraphim belived that “love for enemies” was the core virtue, under which all others could be filed.

    It is easy for me to fall into despair when I think of all the evil things I have said and done, not yesterday or long ago, but even this very hour. Pray for me, that I may overcome despair, and begin to repent.

    When I think of the Judgement, and how the saints on earth will shine with Glory, I wonder, where will I find myself?

    One who cannot control his tongue, as St. James the Just tells us, is not of God. Such a one am I.

  3. 11 years ago

    Thought this attempt to put down thoughts on the Orthodox Church and Her Faith might be of interest to you:

    part I:

    part II:

    I’m working on part III now which will involve some thoughts about the filioque.

    In Christ,


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