October 27, 2019 - “In your patience, acquire your soul”

October 27, 2019

“In your patience, acquire your soul”
Luke 21:19

“If every adversary and affliction is not accompanied by patience, it will produce double agony. The reason for this is that Man’s patience distances afflictions, while faint-heartedness is the mother of anguish. Patience is the mother of consolation and strength that is born out of ampleness of the heart. It is difficult for Man to find this strength in one’s sorrows, unless it is granted as divine grace, which is found through persistent prayer and the overflowing of tears.”

Isaac the Syrian
Homily 42 (36:16)