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SORROW


The passion of sorrow deprives us of the power to rejoice in the abundant blessings of God and weakens us spiritually.
Joy is from Christ; sorrow is from the devil. When one is grieving because he is fully aware of his fall, and of the fact that he has grieved Christ, and he feels a ‘sweet’ pain within himself, this type of sorrow is from God. When one feels constant sorrow along with anxiety and despair, this sorrow is not from God. Godly sorrow (sorrow prompted by God) is actually a spiritual joy that brings consolation to the soul, while sorrow which is not godly brings anxiety and dead ends.
Grumbling (complaining) brings on more grumbling, and one misfortune brings on another misfortune. Whoever sows misfortune will harvest misfortune; he is stockpiling anxiety. On the other hand, whoever sows doxology (praises god), receives divine joy and an eternal blessing. No matter how many blessings God may bestow on him, the malcontent (dissatisfied) does not acknowledge any.

SAINT PAISIOS

INTRODUCTION

VIRTUES

NOBILITY
HUMILITY
SIMPLICITY
DISCERNMENT
JOY
LOVE/TRUE LOVE
PHILOTIMO  (Greek word: φιλοτιμο)
LEVEDIA (Greek word: λεβεντια

PASSIONS (in progress)

INTRODUCTION

SELF-LOVE
EGOISM
CONDEMNATION
SORROW
ENVY
ANGER
DESPAIR
RESENTMENT


CONCLUSION