What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Sunday, October 6, 2013

'Give Blood - Receive the Spirit'

   ...Wisdom and counsel may teach, but affliction dislodges passion and sin. And it teaches man not by words but in practice. That is precisely why the saints are great: they learned spiritual wisdom through experience and pain of heart. Give blood, it is said, and receive the Spirit.
                                                          St. Anatoly of Optina
                                                          "A Collection of Letters to Nuns"