. . . judging individuals on the basis of group membership (i.e., Russians) is the literal definition of stereotyping. If one used the same syllogism but swapped group membership or nationality out with race and one could legitimately be called a racist.
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.That monster, Custom, who all sense doth eatOf habits evil, is angel yet in this,That to the use of actions fair and goodHe likewise gives a frock or livery,That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night,And that shall lend a kind of easinessTo the next abstinence; the next more…
“Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat’”(Luke, 22, 31). Satan’s desire is not confined to Peter. It is about all of humanity.
“Oxford Dictionary’s definition of Post-truth: “Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” This begs the question: Do facts = Truth? And is the pursuit of Truth righteous? Times are changing. Or have they changed a long time ago and…
“… ‘the servant of the servants of God’. The same title can be applied to every primate in the Church.” A beautiful description for a priest. More so for a bishop.
“Brethren, I beseech you, beware of them that cause divisions and dissensions contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. For your obedience is…
Bishops have been called forth to lead . . . and they’ve been given profound charity, grace, and love – spiritual gifts from God. For them not to share these gifts with their people is transgression against Divine Law.
Silence, in the face of heresy, is not a virtue.
A precondition for courage – the exercise of courage – is vulnerability.
“A man who attacks the Christian religion in the modern world is not an unheard-of or extraordinary person. The extraordinary person is the person who defends the Christian religion.” G. K. Chesterton