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The poison comes from inside

“We cut the trees; we kill the animals or cage them and send them to markets. We disrupt ecosystems, and we shake viruses loose from their natural hosts. When that happens, they need a new host. Often, we are it.” … Read more

We are here to learn how to love

This is not our time to ‘shine’ by showing empty courage and adolescent bravado. A Christian shines through humility and sacrifice of one’s self, sacrifice of one’s ‘courageous’ image in the world.  We are human beings, made of flesh and bones. … Read more

A temptation is not a fall

Being tempted is not a fault, a spiritual fall or weakness. Being tempted is the state in which your potential of holiness and that of your fall coexist like seeds frozen between germination and death. The Fathers say it is … Read more

Learn to love the unlovable

Don’t let go of Christ’s Love, because if you lose your faith in His Love you have lost faith in Christ Himself. Don’t let the evil one erase His Love from your heart, for God is Love Himself.  Fight for … Read more

Never let go

What happens to our hearts that we forgive so quickly those moments of truth and joy, those glimpses of revelation when Christ reveals Himself to us, and overflows our hearts with the unworldly CERTAINTY of His love? It feels so … Read more

The hideous treasures of the heart

A country that rejects the unknown – the foreigner, the one coming from outside-of-oneself – is a country that rejects its own salvation. The source of salvation is never in ourselves, it always comes from outside of oneself.  There is … Read more

Good bye, beautiful Greece

I had forgotten how many colours there are in the world! How wonderful the sun feel on one’s face! How delicious fresh fruit can be! On behalf of the entire community, a huge thank you to everyone who has helped … Read more

Not punishment, but Grace

Christ is not ‘taking revenge’ on the dust that we are, because He loves this dust – He created it, He imprinted His Image on it and gave Himself as a sacrifice so this dust can once more fully reflect … Read more

The death in us

We all have death in ourselves. Not the death that comes with old age, but the death that comes through sin. Old sin – mine, my brother’s and my sister’s, all the way down to Adam’s sin. But mostly mine. … Read more

Who I am today

Who I am tomorrow is already determined today. My spiritual self tomorrow is built on the foundation of the sacrifice or the compromise I make today. Sacrifice for the sake of Good or compromise for the sake of evil. When … Read more