From the Elders: Gaining Real Treasure
From the Elders: Gaining Real Treasure

Elder St Paisios reveals what really matters.

“…what do you really want, appreciation from Christ or from other people? Don’t you get a greater blessing from recognition by Christ? How does it help you to have the attention of people? If people now recognize the good you have done, then expect to hear in the next life: Thou in thy lifetime received thy good things. We must rejoice when others do not acknowledge our efforts and do not repay us, because then these efforts will be taken into account by God, and He will repay us with an eternal reward. Since there is divine reward, we should try to put aside some drachmas in God’s Treasury. We should accept injustice as a great blessing, because it’s a way of saving towards a heavenly blessing.”

~ from ‘Spiritual Struggle’

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