What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Friday, July 19, 2013

Call Upon God


     When temptation overtakes the iniquitous man, he has no confidence wherewith to call upon God, nor to expect salvation from Him, since in the days of his ease he stood aloof from God's will. Before the war begins, seek after your ally; before you fall ill, seek out your physician; and before grievous things come upon you, pray, and in the time of your tribulations you will find Him, and He will hearken to you. Before you stumble, call out and make supplication; and before you make a vow, have ready what things you promise, for they are your provisions afterwards.
 
 
 
 
                                                                    St. Isaac the Syrian
                                                                    "Ascetical Homilies" (Homily Five)