771 (PROSTITUTION/ REPENTANCE/ EXERCISE/ DIVINE GRACE/ DIVINE ASSISTANCE)

771 (PROSTITUTION/ REPENTANCE/ EXERCISE/ DIVINE GRACE/ DIVINE ASSISTANCE) Saint Mary of Egypt was the most notorious prostitute of Alexandria for seventeen long years... And yet, the power of repentance has made her one of the greatest ascetics! This once pampered, sybaritic, pleasure-loving, voluptuous, vulnerable woman, who lived in pleasures and

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770 (DISLIKE/ PATERNAL LOVE)

770 (DISLIKE/ PATERNAL LOVE) It so happens in the course of people's lives that they are presented with people whom, somehow, they do not like - or rather, they dislike... Perhaps this may happen to you. That is, to have a person whom - for your own reasons- you dislike...

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769 (INFORMATICS/ CAREFREE/ THOUGHTS(LOGISMOI)/ PROGRAMME/ PRAYER/ SIMPLICITY)

769 (INFORMATICS/ CAREFREE/ THOUGHTS(LOGISMOI)/ PROGRAMME/ PRAYER/ SIMPLICITY) Why do we insist on everyone having a programme? Because, faithful adherence to a timetable helps a person not to have too many thoughts, simplifies his life and easily paves the way to a carefree and hesychastic life.... Something that we really need

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768 (THOUGHTS/ PRAYER/ GOOD AUDACITY/ JOY/ CHILDISH SIMPLICITY)

768 (THOUGHTS/ PRAYER/ GOOD AUDACITY/ JOY/ CHILDISH SIMPLICITY) (PRAYER/ MERCY) In saying the Jesus Prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me," one must stress and emphasize the "have mercy on me". For, indeed, we are in need of God's mercy and when we ask for it

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767 (KINDNESS/ POLITENESS/ DOWN SYNDROME/ PRENATAL EXAMINATION/ ABORTIONS)

767 (KINDNESS/ POLITENESS/ DOWN SYNDROME/ PRENATAL EXAMINATION/ ABORTIONS) Kindness and gentleness - two significant virtues, which, when they exist in a human being, give hope and beautify the "wickedness-stricken" society of today. If Jesus called and named his era as "a faithless and perverse generation!...", I wonder how he would

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766 (QUARREL/ POLITENESS/ DIFFICULTIES/ PROBLEMS/ PRAYER/ GOD)

766 (QUARREL/ POLITENESS/ DIFFICULTIES/ PROBLEMS/ PRAYER/ GOD) (BRAWL/ QUARREL/ KINDNESS/ SOBRIETY) Be polite, calm, peaceful; speak your mind, without quarreling or arguing. (DIFFICULTIES/ PROBLEMS/ CALMNESS) The Apostle Paul said, “I have learned in plenty, I have learned in scarcity; both in difficult situations and in easy.” You can apply this

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765 (SICKNESS/ SPIRITUAL WARMTH - ZEAL)

765 (SICKNESS/ SPIRITUAL WARMTH - ZEAL) Your main concern should always be your spiritual state, your mental tone and your mental well being! Even when you are sick, make sure you do not stray from this goal! And if you do not make it, just tell God: "My Jesus, at

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764 (CHILDREN/ HUMBLE SPIRIT/ SIMPLICITY/ FAITH)

764 (CHILDREN/ HUMBLE SPIRIT/ SIMPLICITY/ FAITH) In the midst of all the worries, anxieties and fears by which we humans are dominated, we realize the need to approach God with the mind of an infant! (a little child!) The frail and weak body of the infant (or the one who

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763 (ANGER/ DISPUTE/ SOBRIETY/ NEIGHBOUR)

  763 (ANGER/ DISPUTE/ SOBRIETY/ NEIGHBOUR)  It sometimes happens that we are verbally attacked by someone. Either directly or indirectly (sometimes the latter is worse), or, as I said, hurling words at you directly to your face.  And it is true that in such cases, this operates in us the

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