Spiritual Awakening (Elder Paisios of Mount Athos)
The meaning of this life is to be prepared for our homeland, for Heaven, for Paradise. The most important thing is for man to grasp this most profound meaning of life, which is the salvation of the soul. When man believes in God and in the future life, then he understands the vanity of this present life and prepares his passport for the other life.
Sublime joy emanates from sacrifice. Only when we sacrifice ourselves can we be related to Christ, for Christ is sacrifice. Man can live in Paradise from here and now, or he can live in hell. Whoever does well is overjoyed, for he is rewarded with divine consolation. Whoever does evil suffers.
(Elder Paisios of Mount Athos)
Size: 15x23 cm
Year of Publication: 2008