How to aquire friends

Acquire sweet lips and everyone will be your friend. Humble people know that they themselves aren’t sinless and hence don’t expect their friends to be without sin either.

Based on St. Isaac the Syrian, St. Isidoros Pylousiotis

In this photo Elder Silouanos, during a short break from making prayer ropes, is captured in a friendly chat with Father Silouanos the younger, of Vatopaidi.