Just an suggestion: it’s never a good idea to drop a lone, random Scripture reference when someone is hurting. It implies a few things, 1) “If you just understood and believed this verse you wouldn’t feel like you do”—nope, please stop, 2) that you don’t care about the person enough to even…
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”
An Orthodox priest told me I looked like Jesus and that I’d be his first choice for a Jesus of Nazareth movie.
…I have arrived?
A brother at Scetis committed a fault. A council was called to which Abba Moses was invited, but he refused to go to it. Then the priest sent someone to say to him, ‘Come, for everyone is waiting for you.’ So he got up and went. He took a leaking jug, filled it with water and carried it with him. The others came out to meet him and said to him, ‘What is this, Father?’ The old man said to them, ‘My sins run out behind me, and I do not see them, and today I am coming to judge the errors of another.’ When they heard that they said no more to the brother but forgave him.
For years I’ve been trying to get myself to read through the whole of Homer’s Iliad from start to finish. And lately I realised how to do it in the most painless way possible: I plugged in my earphones…
I’m so pumped because I finished listening to the Iliad on audio (in English translation, because my Greek isn’t that that good). I’m glad I did that instead of reading through it in print first, as I found the audio format offers an experience of Homer which is more authentic, more approachable and far more enjoyable. In this blog post I detail why listening to Homer felt better than having a book in the hand.