Freeing the Soul

I have been remiss with my Lenten posts this year. Here’s another gem from Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnika:

Elder Thaddeus

“We cannot be saved without fighting against the devil! We are descendants of our parents, from whom we have inherited all those negative traits that are not easy to get rid of. We must suffer heartache in order for our souls to be freed from these mental bonds. Our enemy attacks either directly or else indirectly, through other people. And so we fight – according to the Lord’s providence – and we gradually come to our senses. Without misfortune there is no prayer to God.”

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