Peaceful Reflections.....for those times you just need some quiet time to sit, read a short bit and reflect.

Could the leaves exist without the tree, and could the tree exist without the earth, air, water and warmth?  Likewise no soul can exist without God, without His Son, without the Holy Spirit.  God is my being, my breath, my light, my strength, my drink, my food.  He carries me as a mother carries her infant in her arms.  More than this.  Carrying me, my soul and body, He dwells in me, and is united to me.  ~  St. John of Kronstadt

"If you want cure your soul, you need four things. The first is to forgive your enemies. The second is to confess thoroughly. The third is to blame yourself. The fourth is to resolve to sin no more. If we wish to be saved, we must always blame ourselves and not attribute our wrong acts to others. And God, Who is most compassionate, will forgive us...There is no better teacher than death. Have death before your minds: the time when you will leave this unreal world and will go to the other one, which is eternal."
(Saint Cosmas of Aitolos, 18th Century Greek evangelist)

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold    ~  Psalm 18:2

 

Lord,  Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.