Like the Holy One who called you,
be holy yourself in ALL your behavior.

(I Peter 1:15)

 I have seen men who were going to steal and were not afraid of God,
but, hearing the barking of dogs, they at once turned back.
(John Climacus)

He who sometimes mourns and sometimes indulges in selfishness, sin, luxury, and laughter
is like one who stones the dog of sensuality with bread.
In appearance he is driving it away,
but in fact he is encouraging it to be constantly with him.
(John Climacus)

Drive away the hell-dog that comes at the time of your greatest suffering,
and suggests that God is not merciful or compassionate.
For if you think about it, you will find that in enticing you to sin
he suggests God is loving, compassionate, and forgiving.
(John Climacus)

There is no true holiness without true humility.

The purpose of this site is to provide some food for the hungry heart,
water for the thirsty mind, and hope and help for the searching soul.

Revised 2019