Words of Wisdom (II) with Elder Arsenie

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Elder Arsenie Papacioc of Romania, blessed memory, was part of the great generation of confessors for Christ that had suffered much  while imprisoned for their faith under the atheist [communist] regime of the east. His words, not academic but rather simple, down to earth, have great authority as they are spoken from an experience of suffering and with a burning love for everyone.  

On Charity/ Mercy

With God there is no past evil, where there is a good present.

When God forgave you, it means He forgave you for eternity.

God keeps us not that we are worthy, but because He is very merciful.

My brothers do not ignore a begging hand, or one that offers help.

Charity is not only to give something. It means to accept the man sitting next to you, without casts him out in your mind.

In having pity on others – it shows…

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About padrerichard

I am a Priest with ROCOR and serve as Rector at St. Joseph of Optina Parish in Virginia Beach, VA
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