“A pure heart has compassion on everything in creation, for humans, birds and animals, demons and reptiles, everything.”

“A pure heart has compassion on everything in creation, for humans, birds and animals, demons and reptiles, everything.”

“The pure man has Heaven inside him.”

“Love is the fruit of Prayer.”

“Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.”

“I beg and beseech You, Lord: grant to all who have gone astray a true knowledge of You, so that each and every one may come to know Your Glory.”

“Spread your wings over the sinner, and if you cannot carry his sins, then at least shelter him.”

“Justice does not belong to the Christian way of life and there is no mention of it in Christ’s teaching.”

“Let the weight of compassion tip within you to the point that you feel within your heart God’s own compassion to the world.”

“There is no Prayer so quickly heard as the Prayer whereby a man asks to be reconciled with those who are angry with him. For when he charges himself with the offence, this Prayer is immediately answered.”

“A person who lives in love reaps the fruit of life from God, and while yet in this world, even now breathes the air of the Resurrection.”

“Do not hate the sinner; for we are all laden with guilt. If for the sake of God you are moved to oppose him, weep over him. Why do you hate him? Hate his sins and Pray for him, that you may imitate Christ Who was not wroth with sinners, but interceded for them.”

“If you cannot labor with your body, at least make efforts in your mind. If you cannot fast for two days, fast at least till evening; if you cannot fast till evening, be careful not to overeat. If you are not a peacemaker, at least do not be addicted to strife. If you cannot close the mouth of a man who is judging his brother, at least refrain from joining him in this.”

“The key to Divine gifts is given to the heart by love of neighbour, and, in proportion to the heart’s freedom from the bonds of the flesh, the door of knowledge begins to open before it.”

“This Christmas night bestowed peace on the whole world, so let no one threaten. This is the night of the Most Gentle One, let no one be cruel. This is the night of the Humble One, let no one be proud. Now is the day of joy, let us not revenge. Now is the day of Good Will, let us not be mean. In this Day of Peace, let us not be conquered by anger. Today the Bountiful impoverished Himself for our sake, so, rich one, invite the poor to your table. Today we receive a Gift for which we did not ask, so let us give alms to those who implore and beg us. This present Day cast open the Heavenly doors to our Prayers, let us open our door to those who ask our forgiveness.
Today the Divine Being took upon Himself the seal of our humanity, in order for humanity to be decorated by the Seal of Divinity.”