FROM THE PROLOGUE: All passions devastate the soul, but the most destructive of them is envy. In a sense it is the first passion, because the primary sins such as the fall of Lucifer, the sin of Adam and Eve, and Abel’s murder are its offspring. Envy is born in the soul and subsequently devours [...]
This small book is about Holy Baptism, the Mystery of man’s birth in Christ. Its aim is to make known the divine gifs that we received when we were baptized, so that subsequently we may participate in this holy Mystery with corresponding reverence and fear of God.
From the Prologue: Today, despite the remarkable progress of medical science, the number of people who are ill is increasing and new diseases and illnesses continue to make their appearance. Almost every family has previously experienced or is currently going through the pain and ordeal of an illness and therefore it can be helpful to [...]
From the Prologue: Oftentimes we look at sin through two completely different lenses. Prior to committing a sin, we view it through the lens of insensibility, and thus consider the sin to be entirely natural. However, after it has been committed, we look at the same sin through the lens of despair, which magnifies it [...]
From the Prologue: We often complain nowadays that to live according to God s commandments is a difficult struggle. We think that to be truly Christian we have to fast, pray, give alms and perform other such virtuous acts. And as we ponder over the trouble we have to take to be virtuous and live [...]