The Parable of Pride and Humility

Hal once a rich man in a luxurious carriage, which was carried by six thoroughbred horses bought in different countries. The carriage got stuck in a quagmire, and no matter how much the coachman whipped the horses, they could not budge. But …

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Controversy with Humility

INIn one village there lived an incredible debater who argued in a row with everyone and everyone. Thanks to his incredible stubbornness, he managed to end any dispute in his favor with the words: “You see, I was right.” For any statement, …

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Tireless dog

ABOUTOne elder was asked how can a zealous Christian not be tempted when he is experiencing so many temptations: the world opposes him in every possible way, he sees monks returning to the world, realizes his own weakness, etc.? The …

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Footprints in the sand

TOOnce a person had a dream. He dreamed that he was walking on a sandy shore, and next to him was the Lord. Pictures from his life flashed in the sky, and after each of them he noticed two chains of footprints …

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God is everywhere

Once Abba Vissarion walked with his disciple along the seashore. The disciple felt a great thirst and said to Abba Vissarion: – Father, I am very thirsty. The elder, having prayed, said to him: – Get drunk from the sea. The …

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God knows what is good

Brother asked the elder: – What good deed can I do and live with him? The elder answered: – God knows what is good. I heard that one of the elders asked Abba Nesteroi: “What good deed can I do?” Abba answered …

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God is incomprehensible

Long before the birth of Christ in Sicily there was a sovereign named Hieron. He had sages at his court, among whom Simonides stood out especially. One day Hieron said to him: – Simonides! Stretch your wisdom, explain to me what is …

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