What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Humility

  ...What is important is the state of the soul, the striving towards God, and not the stature of a victor."Strength is made perfect in weakness"(2 Cor. 12:9). Though a man may be found in a weak state, that does not at all mean that he has been abandoned by God. The Lord Jesus Christ, according to the worldly view, was in trouble, but when the sinful world considered Him to be completely destroyed, in actuality He was victorious over death and hades. The Lord did not promise us positions as victors as a reward for righteousness, but told us, "In the world we shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (Jn. 16:33). The power of God is effective when a person asks for the help of God, acknowledging the weakness and sinfulness of his nature. This is why humility and the striving towards God are the fundamental virtues of a Christian.
 
 
 
                                 St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco