What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Practicing True Christian Good

     Man proves to be without strength of will particularly when it is necessary to practice true Christian good - even though he might desire this good. The holy apostle Paul speaks of this weakness of will when he says: "For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds which I do not desire to do are what I am always doing" (Romans 7:19). That is why Christ the Saviour said of man the sinner, "Whoever practices sin is the slave of sin" (John 7:34) although to the sinner, alas, serving sin often seems to be freedom while struggling to escape its net appears to be slavery.
                                                               St. Philaret of New York
                                                               "The Law of God"