Wisdom from St. Nikolai Velimirovic…

I found this text on the blog Christ is in our midst! which is an excerpt from Prayers by the Lake by St.Nikolai of Ochrid and Zica:


34223_417274387816_544772816_4533767_5817526_n "How
stupid the servants of the tree of knowledge are! They do not measure their
strength in You, but in their num­bers. They do not adopt a law of justice in
Your name, but by their numbers. Whichever way the majority of them choose is
the way of truth and justice. The tree of knowledge has become the tree of
crime, stupidity, and icy darkness.

 

Truly,
the knowledgeable men of this world know every­thing except that they are
servants of Satan. When the last day dawns, Satan will rejoice in the number
of people in his harvest. All the meager ears of grain! But in his stupidity,
even Satan counts on quantity rather than quality. One of Your ears of grain
will be worth more than the entire harvest of Satan. For You, O Conqueror of
death, rely on the fullness of the bread of life, and not on numbers.

 

In
vain I tell the godless: 'Head for the Tree of Life and you will know
more than you could possibly wish to know. From the tree of knowledge Satan
fashions a ladder for you to descend into the nether world.'"  -St.Nikolai Velimirovic

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