Remember death

“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” ~ Psalm 90:12

“…death, properly speaking, is this: for the soul to be unharnessed from divine grace and to be yoked to sin…Let us cast away, let us reject all things, bid farewell to all things: to all relationships, actions and intentions that drag us downward, separate us from God and produce such a death. He who is frightened of this death and has preserved himself from it will not be alarmed by the oncoming death of the body, for in him the true life dwells, and bodily death, so far from taking true life away, renders it inalienable.” ~┬áSt. Gregory Palamas

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