Seraphim of Sarov: “The Christian Heart”   1 comment

This is from the blog Dover Beach:

“When a man receives something Divine, in his heart he rejoices; but when he receives something diabolic, he is disturbed. The Christian heart, when it has received something Divine, does not demand anything else in order to convince it that this is precisely from the Lord; but by that very effect it is convinced that this is heavenly, for it senses within itself spiritual fruits: love, joy, peace, and the rest (cf. Gal. 5:22).”

–St. Seraphim of Sarov, Little Russian Philokalia

Galatians 5:22-25: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

One response to “Seraphim of Sarov: “The Christian Heart”

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  1. “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace…” Isa. 55:12
    Peace is the staff of the Shepherd.
    BT

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