The one who says that the righteous man should not have sorrows is like he is saying that… the athlete should not have competitors.
That’s why the winner is he who becomes a sponge and gleans whatever he hears and whatever they tell him, no matter the caliber of the speaker.
Based on Saint Paisios the Athonite, Saint Joseph the Hesychast
In this photo, the Abbot Ephraim is blessing the people during Divine Liturgy in the Vatopaidi’s Main Church
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