teach me to be calm and peaceful and kind…

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Wisdom from Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica:
“We know that the Lord, while in the flesh, was kind to all people, even those who persecuted Him — Him, the Almighty God. He showed us how to avoid evil and not oppose it. He said so Himself [cf. Matt. 5:39]. Not opposing evil means preserving one’s inner peace. Opposing evil is evil; it involves a desire to return evil for evil, on which the fallen spirits thrive. However, when they attack us and find that we do not oppose them, then our peacefulness disarms them; and they are defeated. Therefore, we must try to always pray like this: ‘Lord, help me to preserve my inner peace, teach me to be calm and peaceful and kind, just like Thine angels.”

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4 thoughts on “teach me to be calm and peaceful and kind…

  1. Amen! It is His peace that passes all understanding that comes in times that are anything but peaceful. It is His peace within us that enables us to respond in love with the love He loves us with. Blessings and peace to you!

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