“…then his Soul overflows with a joy not to be described, for the Holy Spirit turns to joy whatever He touches.”

“Establish yourself in God and then you will be helpful to others.”

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“Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of him who gives and kindles joy in the heart of him who receives.”

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“When the Spirit of God descends upon a man and overshadows him with the fullness of His outpouring, then his Soul overflows with a joy not to be described, for the Holy Spirit turns to joy whatever He touches. The Kingdom of Heaven is peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

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When he was asked one day, in what does a perishing sinner differ from a righteous man who is saving his Soul, a Saint, Saint Seraphim answered: “Only in his resolve… Our Salvation is in our will, in our firmness, in the steadfastness of our resolve to be Godly to the end. The Lord does not give His Spirit by measure, nor does He give His Grace by measure; He gives everything, and He gives Himself. But we receive Grace and make use of God’s gifts to the measure of our readiness to receive what He gives – and that means what He gives, and not what we want – and bring forth the fruit that He expects from us.”

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