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

Humility and Peace

     No one has understanding if he is not humble, and he who lacks humility is devoid of understanding.
     No one is humble if he is not at peace, and he who is not at peace is not humble. And no one is at peace without rejoicing.
     In all the paths on which people journey in this world they will find no peace until they draw near to the hope which is in God.
     The heart finds no peace from toil and from stumbling-blocks until it is brought close to hope - which makes it peaceful and pours joy into it.
     This is what the venerable and holy lips of our Lord said, 'Come unto me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.' (Matt. 11:28)
     Draw near, He says, to Hope in Me; desist from the many ways and you will find rest from labor and fear.
                                                          St. Isaac the Syrian
                                                          "Humility and Peace" (Daily Readings)