Monday, December 1, 2008

John of Kronstadt on Fasting

The carnal way of life constitutes death. If you wish to live long, live through the spirit; for the life consists in the spirit: “If you through the spirit mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live,” both here on earth and there in heaven. Observe fasting, temperance and simplicity in food and drink; do not foolishly squander the balsam of your life; do not seek after riches or luxury; strive to be contended with little; keep peace with all, respect and love all, envy none; and, above all, strive ever to bear Christ in your heart, and you shall live in peace.

Fr. John of Kronstadt – My Life in Christ

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