Always have the fear of God in your heart, and remember that God is always with you, everywhere, whether you are walking or sitting.
-St. Gennadius of Constantinople
We have such a law: If you forgive, it means that God has forgiven you; but if you do not forgive your brother, it means that your sin remains with you.
- St. Silouan the Athonite
A man went into the forest to choose a tree from which to make roof beams. And he saw two trees, one beside the other. One was smooth and tall, but had rotted away inside, and the other was rough on the outside and ugly, but its core was healthy. The man sighed, and said to himself: “What use…
Today’s recipe suitable for the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos fasting is… Oatmeal cookies! :)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
1 ½ c flour (whole wheat or all purpose)
2 small bananas mashed or 1 banana and 1 Tbsp flax seed meal mixed with ¼ c water (2 eggs)
3 c old fashioned oatmeal
1 c sugar
1 c oil or melted margarine
1tsp baking soda mixed with 1Tbsp vinegar
Drop by spoonful on cookie sheet and flat to ¼ “ rounds. Bake 20 min. Cool on a rack.
For someone to teach another, he must be healthy in his soul and free of passions, there is no use in building the house of another, your own being destroyed.
- Abba Poimen