What does a spirit of peace look like?

Father Stephen, explains the meaning of Saint Seraphim of Sarov’s most famous quote: “acquire the Spirit of Peace and a thousand souls around you will be saved”.

As part of Father Stephen’s explanation he writes:

“Some words from the great saint for the little things of the day:

You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of him who gives and kindles joy in the heart of him who receives.

All condemnation is from the devil. Never condemn each other…instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace.

Keep silent, refrain from judgment. This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult, and outrage and will shield your glowing hearts against all evil.

This is what St. Seraphim meant.”

Read the rest here: What St. Seraphim Meant

(Via Glory to God for All Things.)

Author: Nicholas Knisely

Episcopal bishop, dad, astronomer, erstwhile dancer...