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To: Salvation

“Sorrow works in two ways: it is like water because it quenches all the fire of passion with tears and washes the soul clean of stains, and it is like a fire which gives life by the presence of the Holy Spirit. It kindles, blazes up, and warms the heart, and inflames it with love and desire for God.”

+Symeon the New Theologian


12 posted on 09/27/2007 2:59:10 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis

I really like your quote about sorrow working in two ways.

First the cleansing of the heart; then the lighting of the heart for good, love and action.


13 posted on 09/27/2007 8:23:49 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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