What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Tests,Temptations and Afflictions

  Do you see how many good things temptations and afflictions cause? So if you want to see, to taste the love of Christ, endure whatever comes upon you - not whatever you like, but whatever the Lord wants to test you with. What we suffer voluntarily is absolutely nothing in comparison with the trials the Lord sends us against our will.
                                                           Elder Joseph the Hesychast
                                                           "Monastic Wisdom" (Fortieth Letter)