Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

Voluntary_suffering

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70. A seed will not grow without earth and water; and a man will not develop without voluntary suffering and divine help. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779



84. Fire cannot last long in water, nor can a shameful thought in a heart that loves God. For every man who loves God suffers gladly, and voluntary suffering is by nature the enemy of sensual pleasure. REF:Saint Kosmas Aitolos +1779





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