God is pleased more if you’re humble despite an unfair and unprovoked attack than if you’re proud of something good you’ve done. Moreover, He fills us with great joy if we keep our faith in Him and reject any wicked thoughts against those who wronged us unfairly.
Based on St. John Chrysostom
This photo is an emergency ‘identity card’ shot for Elder Silouanos, a very poor hermit on Mount Athos, after he was robbed by thieves who took all of his belongings (including his identity papers) leaving him as pictured, with only his old work garment.
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